Beef & Sausage Lasagna

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Beef & Sausage Lasagna

Lasagna = love. One of my clients thinks I put crack in this lasagna recipe.  Use precooked noodles to make your life easier.  Lasagna makes a lot – freeze leftovers for later.  Vegetarians leave out the meat and add 2lb of sliced cooked portobello, shitake, crimini, or button mushrooms.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • ~1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 lb ground italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 43 ounces can of crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 12 pre-cooked lasagna noodles
  • sea salt
  • 20 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 12 oz Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Bring a large pan to medium high heat, add vegetable oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.  Add beef, sausage, and onions.  Cook ~ 8-10 minutes or until meat is cooked through and broken apart.  Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.  Add crushed tomatoes.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered ~ 30 minutes.  Add salt to taste.
  • Mix together ricotta cheese and egg.

Get ready to put it together:

  • Spread a light layer of meat sauce (~2 cups) in the bottom of a ~9×12 baking dish and add:
  • 4 noodles
  • 1/2 of Ricotta Mixture
  • 1/3 of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/3 of Parmesan Cheese
  • add another 2 cups of meat sauce.  Repeat.
  • You will end this with a layer of noodles, sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan (no Ricotta in the final layer).  Tuck in any noodles on the side into the pan and sauce.
  • Lightly spray oil on a piece of aluminum foil (this prevents the cheese from sticking).  Bake covered (try not to let the foil touch the cheese) for ~20 minutes covered.  Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes or until cheese is browned.  If cheese is not browned, you can put on the broiler for 2-3 minutes but be careful not to burn the top.  Let rest 20 minutes before serving.  Happy Eating!  Beckie

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Keywords: Lasagna, Comfort Food, Sausage, Beef, Noodles, Pasta, Cheese

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