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Classic Lasagna

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Lasagna is considered as a pasta in sheets and a dish as well. This is often made with alternate layers of pasta, cheeses, and ragu. This rich Italian food has captivated the hearts and taste buds of Filipinos and has became famous althroughout the archipelago.
Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Chopped onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Crushed tomatoes 28 Ounce
  Tomato sauce 16 Ounce
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  White sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh basil leaves 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Ricotta cheese 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Raw egg 1
  Mozzarella cheese 1 Pound
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Lasagna 12 Ounce (1 Box)
Directions

1. Soak the Lasagna in water for 15 to 20 minutes

2. Cook the meat sauce:

2.1 Heat the cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil
2.2 Sauté the garlic and onions
2.3 Put-in the ground beef and cook until color turns brown (about 7 to 8 minutes)
2.4 Add the crushed tomato, tomato sauce, and tomato paste then stir.
2.5 Put-in the fresh parsley, fresh basil leaves, sugar, salt, and Italian seasoning. Stir and simmer for 60 minutes.
2.6 Add the ground black pepper and set aside.

3. Make the white sauce.

3.1 In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parsley, and egg
3.2 Mix the combined ingredients then set aside.

4. Arrange the Lasagna layers

4.1 In a baking tray, pour-in 2 cups of meat sauce and evenly distribute it on the tray’s flat surface
4.2 Lay the Lasagna Noodles over the layer of meat sauce (about 6 to 7 pieces per layer)
4.3 Put half of the white sauce on top of the Lasagna Noodle layer then spread evenly
4.4 Put a layer of mozzarella cheese over the white sauce (use half of the total mozzarella cheese)
4.5 Sprinkle half of the parmesan cheese over the mozzarella cheese layer
4.6 Spread 2 cups of meat sauce over the parmesan cheese
4.7 Lay the another layer of Lasagna Noodles over the meat sauce
4.8 Put and spread the remaining white sauce (ricotta mixture) over the Lasagna Noodles
4.9 Put the mozzarella cheese over the white sauce and spread again (save some for the final topping)
4.10 Sprinkle the rest of the parmesan cheese over the mozzarella cheese layer
4.11 Pour-in all the remaining meat sauce and spread evenly
4.12 Put-in the remaining mozzarella cheese on top of the meat sauce

5. Cover the baking tray with Aluminum foil and bake in 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes

6. Remove the Aluminum foil on top of the tray and bake for 20 minutes in 350 degrees Fahrenheit

7. Serve Hot. Share and Enjoy

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Meat
Servings: 
6
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