Kamis, 17 Juli 2014

American Lasagna


Wonderful flavor! Be sure and simmer the sauce the maximum amount of time.

Ingredients :

  •     1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  •     1 onion, chopped
  •     2 cloves garlic, minced
  •     1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  •     1 teaspoon dried oregano
  •     2 tablespoons brown sugar
  •     1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  •     1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  •     2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  •     12 dry lasagna noodles
  •     2 eggs, beaten
  •     1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
  •     1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  •     2 tablespoons dried parsley
  •     1 teaspoon salt
  •     1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  •     2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Directions :
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, onion and garlic; drain fat. Mix in basil, oregano, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Lay noodles flat on towels, and blot dry.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon salt.
  4. Layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover noodles with 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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