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Baked Beef Lasagna

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Ingredients
  Water 3 Quart
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lasagna noodles 8 Ounce
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Italian sausage link 2 , casings removed (Mild)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, finely diced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Peeled canned italian tomatoes 28 Ounce
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Crumbled dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crumbled dried sweet basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Ricotta cheese/Pot cheese 8 Ounce
  Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce, thinly sliced
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Prepare pasta.
Combine water and salt in large kettle.
Float oil on surface of water; bring to boil.
Slowly add noodles, a few at a time; cook 15 minutes.
Drain; rinse with cold water.
Arrange on toweling to drain.
Meanwhile, prepare sauce.
Brown beef and sausages in large skillet.
Remove from pan; pour off drippings.
Add oil to skillet; saute onion and garlic over low heat 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, broken up with fork; tomato paste; and seasonings.
Stir well; add meat to sauce.
Cook over low heat 40 minutes or until thick.
Lightly grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
Ladle approximately 3/4 cup sauce into pan.
Top with 1/3 of noodles.
Dot with 1/2 the ricotta and 1/2 the mozzarella.
Add layer of sauce and 1/3 of noodles and remaining ricotta and mozzarella.
Top with more sauce; add remaining noodles.
Top with remaining sauce; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350°F 30 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Everyday

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