How To Make Lasagna With Beef, Wine, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms and Fresh Herbs

Ingredients

Spaghetti sauce 96 Ounce (Classico, 4 Jars of 24 ounces)
Red wine 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Ground beef 1 1/4 Pound
Mozzarella cheese 1 1/4 Pound , grated
Lasagna noodles 12 Ounce
Fresh basil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chop
Fresh italian parsley 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chop
Mushrooms 4 , mince
Yellow onion 1 Large , finely chopped
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste
Parmesan cheese 1 Centiliter (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Chop the fresh basil and fresh parsley, mince the mushrooms and keep it aside in separate bowls.

2. Preheat the oven at 375 degree, while the sauce is simmering.

MAKING

3. In a medium size pan over medium heat pour olive oil and sauté the onion and the mushroom for 15 minutes or until the onions have caramelized.

4. In the meantime in another pan place the ground beef and break it up, add salt and pepper and stir them well, brown the meat completely.

5. In another pot boil the lasagna noodles in water, cook as per manufacturer instructions.

6. In another pot pour the spaghetti sauce followed by the cooked ground beef and caramelized onions, mix everything well and let it simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.

7. Add red wine, parsley and basil, stir and cover the pot and leave it to simmer.

8. Drain the pasta water once done, and layer them separately so that they don’t stick to each other.

9. In a glass baking dish spread the sauce in the bottom of the dish and start laying the pasta sheets.

10. Spread the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese repeat the same steps until all the pasta is over and the top layer is of cheese.

11. Cover it with foil and place the glass baking dish over a cookie sheet and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes.

12. After 30 minutes remove the foil and bake it again for 10 more minutes to brown the cheese on top.

13. Let the lasagna rest for 10 minutes before serving.

SERVING

14. Serve the lasagna along with crusty garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 110 Minutes
Ready In: 110 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 853Calories from Fat 446

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.9%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1831 mg76.29%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 43 g86%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet