Lasagna like NO OTHER!

Stacey Lawson

By
@slawson

I love pasta and lasagna and I have tried many, many ways to do lasagna that doesn't fall apart and captures those incredible Italian flavors. Here is my version that I think is the best, like NO OTHER!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

MEAT SAUCE

2 lb
ground beef
1 large
onion
6 oz
tomato paste
2 Tbsp
granulated garlic or garlic powder
3 clove
garlic, chopped
28 oz
canned, crushed tomatoes
28 oz
tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
1 Tbsp
chopped basil (garden gourmet)
1 Tbsp
chopped italian seasoning (garden gourmet)
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
salt/pepper to taste

RICOTTA SAUCE

1/2 stick
butter
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
milk
2 lb
ricotta cheese
1 Tbsp
granulated garlic
1 Tbsp
dried basil
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
salt/pepper to taste

LASAGNA ASSEMBLY

2 lb
lasagna noodles, cooked
2 lb
mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 c
parmesan cheese, grated

Step-By-Step

1Brown ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste and add one tablespoon of granulated garlic. Drain meat if necessary.
2Add onions and chopped garlic. Cook for a couple minutes.
3Add tomato paste, mix into meat and onion mixture. Cook for a minute then add one can tomato paste can full of water and mix.
4Add fresh basil, Italian seasoning, and sugar. Stir
5At this point to you may need to add about 14 ounces of water. Also you may want to add more sugar and salt/pepper to taste. Tomatoes will vary and more seasonings may be necessary.
6Simmer for an hour until reduced and thickened.
7RICOTTA SAUCE
Melt butter in a sauce pan
8Add flour and cook for two minutes
9Add milk and whisk together. Bring milk up to temperature.
10Add ricotta cheese and whisk.
11LASAGNA ASSEMBLY
Cook noodles to the point of being pliable yet still firm.
12Lay noodles in pan, you may have to cut to fit your pan. If so, alternate the end where you put cut noodles.
13Spoon ricotta cheese mixture over noodles and spread evenly.
14Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Repeat this step, I can usually fit three layers.
15When you get to the top be generous with the mozzarella cheese.
16Bake at 350 for approximately one hour.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #lasagna