Twenty-five years ago, my husband and I went to dinner with a couple of our dearest friends. My friend,
Ingredients: Serves 10
2TBS Olive Oil
1 Med to Lg Onion
1 ½ lbs Ground Beef
1 lb Italian Sausage
5 Cloves of Garlic
2 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
2 tsp Oregano (dried)
3 TBS Chopped Parsley
2 Cups Tomato Puree
1 Cup Tomato Paste
1 Cup Water
2 TBS Parmesan Cheese
½ lb of Lasagna Noodles
1 lb of Mozzarella Cheese
1 lb of Ricotta Cheese
Remove the casings from the Italian Sausage and sauté in the oil until browned.
Remove the sausage from the pan and sauté the onion until lightly brown.
Add the beef and cook until browned breaking up the meat. When browned, drain the beef.
Mix in garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, tomato puree, tomato paste, water, Tabasco, and 2 tbs of parmesan cheese.
Simmer, covered for about 45 minutes.
Cook noodles according to package directions, then drain, and cover with cold water. My farmer's market happened to have these beautiful spinach lasagna noodles, so that is what I used here, but I usually use store bought ones, not a big difference is the quality of the lasagna.
Arrange 1/3 of meat sauce in an 9” X 13” baking dish.
Layer with noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
Repeat layers ending with a layer of meat sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella.
Bake in 350º Oven for 30 minutes until cheese is browned.