Monday, January 20, 2014

Lasagna

A fresh, made-from-scratch lasagna is such a rewarding & filling meal.  Treat yourself right with this old fashioned recipe.

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients



  • Meat sauce
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
    • 3-4 strips bacon, chopped
    • 24 oz. tomato sauce
    • 12 oz. tomato paste
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Filling
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 24 oz. small curd, 4% cottage cheese
    • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
    • 1/2 cup grated romano
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 9-12 lasagna noodles, cooked & rinsed according to package directions
  • 1 lb. provolone cheese slices
  • 12 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated parmesan

Directions


  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef and pork until no longer pink.  Drain the fat.
  2. In a second skillet, cook the bacon until cooked but not too crispy.  Drain the fat and add to the beef & pork.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the meat.  Mix and cook over low heat for 40-60 minutes to let the flavors mix.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl combine all of the filling ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions.  Rinse in cool water.  Stack them between layers of wax paper to prevent them from sticking.
  6. In an 8" x 11" casserole dish, build the lasagna in layers as follows:
    1. Meat Sauce
    2. Noodles
    3. Provolone
    4. Ricotta
    5. Mozzarella
    6. Noodles
    7. Meat Sauce
    8. Rocitta
    9. Mozzarella
    10. Noodles
    11. Provolone
    12. Meat Sauce
    13. Mozzarella
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375°F for 50 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let sit for 15-20 mintes before cutting.
  8. Serve hot with garlic bread.

Adapted from Taste of Home.















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