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World's Best Lasagna


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Serves 10+ | Prep Time 30 min | Cook Time 2 1/2 hours

Ingredients

1 lb Sweet Italian Sausage
3/4 lb Lean Ground Beef
1/2 C Minced Onion
2 cloves Crushed Garlic
1(28oz) Can of Crushed Tomatoes
2(6oz) Cans of Tomato Paste
2(6.5oz) Tomato Sauce
1/2 C Water
2 Tbsp White Sugar
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp Salt
11/2 tsp Dried Basil Leaves
1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
4 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
12 Lasagna Noodles
16 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 lb Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
3/4 C Parmesan Cheese, grated


In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, water. Add seasonings: sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, basil, fennel seeds, pepper, 2 Tbsp of parsley and cover - simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.



In a separate pot, bring lightly salted water to a boil and cook lasagna noodles for 10-12 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drain noodles.



In a mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, egg, remaining parsley and 1/2 tsp of salt.



Preheat oven to 350F (190C).



To assemble, place 1 1/2C of meat mixture and spread on the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish. Arrange six noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles. Top with the mozzarella slices. Place 1 1/2C of meat mixture over the cheese slices and sprinkle with 1/4C of the grated Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil -to prevent sticking, spray foil with cooking spray.



Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes covered, then remove foil and bake for another 25 minutes. Remove dish and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.


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Notes

When you "google" a recipe why not go for the BEST! This recipe was recreated twenty times for a giant luncheon for the Pearl Fincher Volunteer Guild in Spring, TX! So, I can bear witness that it truly is a super recipe!! Enjoy this hearty meal throughout the year!

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