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Classic Lasagne

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  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 Can, 1 Pound 12 Ounce)
  Canned tomato paste 12 Ounce (2 Cans, 6 Ounce Each)
  Salt To Taste
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground beef chuck 1 Pound
  Ground lean pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Lasagna 1 Pound (Curly Edge)
  Ricotta cheese 1 Pound
  Mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Pound, sliced

Saute onion and garlic in saucepan in 2 tablespoons oil until lightly browned.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, herbs and red pepper.
Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
Combine beef, pork, parsley, eggs, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Shape into 1/2-inch meatballs.
Saute in remaining oil until browned; add to sauce.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons salt to 6 quarts rapidly boiling water in large saucepan.
Add lasagne gradually so that water continues to boil.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender.
Drain in colander.
Arrange layers of lasagne, meatball mixture, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses in large greased casserole.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6054 Calories from Fat 2732

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 306 g471.3%

Saturated Fat 132.1 g660.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1288.4 mg429.5%

Sodium 4829.9 mg201.2%

Total Carbohydrates 504 g168.1%

Dietary Fiber 50.2 g200.9%

Sugars 64.5 g

Protein 350 g699.2%

Vitamin A 314.5% Vitamin C 294.2%

Calcium 300.3% Iron 222.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Lasagne Recipe