Randonly decided to make lasagna one day. The only problem was, I had never done it before. So after consulting the internet, and various cookbooks for recipes and ideas, I decided that not just one sounded good.I ended up compiling this from many points of reference.
Cook the pasta according to package directions and set aside in a shallow pan of cool water.
in a 5-qt. dutch oven, cook the ground beef and sausage over medium heat, until no longer pink. Drain and return to the stove-top.
Add the onion and cook until just translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Add both cans of tomatoes, pasta sauce, water and seasonings. stir until combined. cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 30-45 minutes, until it thickens.
In the meantime, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, egg and seasonings in a large mixing bowl.
In your favorite lasagna pan, ladle about 1/2 cup of sauce and spread it across the bottom.
place noodles in a single layer over the sauce. spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the noodles and ladle enough sauce over the noodles to cover completely. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the remaining mozzarella.
Repeat the layers until you run out of noodles. for the top, ladle enough sauce to cover and sprinkle the remaining cheese.
bake at 350 for about 35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.