Mamamia's Lasagna Recipe

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Mamamia's Lasagna

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Ingredients

3/4 lb
ground beef
1 lb
italian sausage, hot/sweet
1/2 c
onion, chopped
2
garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
salt
2 tsp
ground black pepper
2 tsp
basil leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp
fennel seed
1/2 c
chopped parsley
4 c
tomatoes, undrained
12 oz
tomato paste
1 Tbsp
salt
12
lasagna noodles
15 oz
ricotta or cottage cheese
1
egg
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 lb
ricotta or cottage cheese
3 oz
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove sausage meat from outer casings and chop up the sausage.
2
In a 5-quart dutch oven and over medium heat, saute sausage, beef, onion and garlic; stir frequently until both sausage and beef are well browned.
3
Add sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, basil, fennel, pepper and half the parsley; mix well.
4
Add tomatoes, tomato paste and 1/2 cup water; mashing tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
5
Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally until it thickens. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours)
6
In a 8-quart kettle, bring 3 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to boiling.
7
Add lasagna and allow water to return to a boil; uncovered and continue stirring until they are tender.
8
Drain and rinse under cold water.
9
Dry lasagna on paper towels.
10
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
11
In medium sized bowl, combine ricotta or cottage cheese, egg, remaining parsley and salt; mix well.
12
Spoon 1 1/2 cups sauce into a 9x13x2 inch baking dish.
13
Layer with 1/2 of the lasagna, lengthwise and overlapping, to cover.
14
Spread with half of the ricotta or cottage cheese mixture; top with one-third of mozzarella.
15
Spoon 1 1/2 cups sauce over cheese; sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan.
16
Repeat layering, starting with the remaining half of the lasagna and ending with 1 1/2 cups sauce sprinkled with parmesan.
17
Spread with remaining sauce; top with rest of mozzarella and parmesan.
18
Cover with foil and tuck it around the edges of the baking dish.
19
Bake 25 minutes; remove foil; bake uncovered another 25 minutes or until Mamamia's Lasagna begins to bubble.
20
Cool for 15 minutes prior to serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy