Old World Lasagna

Pat Fucile


This is my hubby's family's recipe.


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3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 lb
lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
1 1/2 lb
pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
hard cooked eggs, sliced
1 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp
tomato sauce with meat


1 c
chopped onion
1 Tbsp
minced garlicnced garlic
1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
1 can(s)
(28 ounces) italian-style tomatoes, drained
2 1/2 tsp
1 can(s)
(6 ounces) tomato paste
2 can(s)
(15 ounces each) tomato sauce
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
2 1/2 Tbsp
italian seasong
1 1/2 c

How to Make Old World Lasagna


  • 1Prepare sauce, allowing 4 ½ hours for cooking.

    Add the onion and garlic to hot oil in a large, deep skillet and cook until onion is soft.
    Add the ground meat, separate it into small pieces, and cook until lightly browned.

    In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Add the spices, and browned meat mixture.

    Cook, uncovered, over a low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • 2After sauce is prepared, start the actual Lasagna.

    Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add ground beef and cook until browned, separating into small pieces.

    Spread ½ cup of sauce in a 2 quart baking dish. Top with a layer of noodles and ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Spread 1/3 of the ground beef and half the egg slices on top. Sprinkle on half the Parmesan cheese and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Top with ¼ cup of ricotta.

    Beginning with the sauce, repeat the layering, ending with the ricotta. Top ricotta with ½ cup sauce. Top with ricotta and with ½ cup sauce. Arrange over this, the remaining noodles. Top with more sauce.
  • 3Bake at 375 about 30 minutes, or until mixture is bubbling. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to set the layers. Cut in squares and serve topped with the remaining sauce.

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About Old World Lasagna

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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