Beef Lasagna
Homemade lasagna, very moist and flavorful
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Ingredients
  1. Lean ground beef 1 lbs
  2. Garlic, salt, pepper and basil 1/4 tsp each
Filling
  1. Ricotta cheese or cottage cheese 2 cups
  2. Mozzarella cheese 1 cup
  3. Eggs 2 each
  4. Garlic, salt 1/4 tsp each
  5. Parsley flakes (optional) 1 Tbsp.
Other ingredients needed
  1. 1 box lasagna noodles
  2. 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  3. 1 batch of hot marinara sauce
  4. Marinara Sauce
  5. Onion, diced 1 small
  6. Olive oil or butter 2 tbsp
  7. 1. Saute onions in olive oil or butter until translucent.( about 5 minutes)
  8. Basil leaves, 1 tsp
  9. Garlic, granulated 1 tsp
  10. Salt 1/2 tsp
  11. Black pepper 1/4 tsp
  12. Oregano, leaves 1/2 tsp
  13. Crushed tomatoes 1 -26 oz can
  14. Tomato sauce 1 -15 oz can
  15. Tomato paste 1 -6 oz can
  16. Water 2 cups
Instructions
  1. Brown of beef, drain off fat, add spices, cook 1 minute, set aside for assembling.
  2. Mix together well with a spoon or hand whip.
  3. Place 1 ladle of sauce in the bottom of the dish, spread evenly.
  4. Place a layer of noodles over sauce. Place 1/3 of cheese filling over noodles. Sprinkle 1/3 of beef over noodles. Pour 2 ladles of sauce over noodles. Spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded cheese over sauce.
  5. Repeat this process two more time.
  6. Place a layer of noodles over 3rd layer. Place 3 ladles of sauce over noodles. Spread remaining shredded cheese over sauce. Sprinkle lightly with parsley if desired.
  7. Wrap the lasagna 1st with clear wrap, then aluminum foil.
  8. Place a drip pan under dish. Bake for 1 hour at 350 F
  9. Remove foil and clear wrap. Let bake for 5 -10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand 15- 20 minutes to firm. Cut 3 x5. Enjoy
  10. Marinara sauce
  11. Add spices to mixture, let cook 1 minute.
  12. Add tomato products and water to onion mixture. Bring to just below boil, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes to 1-1/2 hours.
Notes
  1. Equipment needed: 1 - 8" x 11-1/2"