Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna
 
Author: 
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef.
  • ¾ cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (1 lb) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 4 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (at least)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In large heavy pan lightly brown beef and onion in oil.
  2. Add tomatoes, paste, water, parsley, salt, sugar, garlic, pepper, and oregano; simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cook (or soak for 15 mins in hot water) lasagne as directed; drain.
  4. In 13x9x2" baking pan, spread about 1 cup sauce.
  5. Alternate layers of lasagne, sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesean cheese, ending with sauce, mozzarella and parmesean.
  6. Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes until lightly browned and bubbling. Half covered, half uncovered.
  7. Allow to stand for 15 minutes; cut in squares to serve.