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World’s Best Lasagna Recipe

June 24th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

World's Best Lasagna Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1lbsweet Italian sausage links
  2. 3/4lblean ground beef
  3. 1/2cup mincedonions
  4. 2clovesgarlic, crushed
  5. 1 (28 ounce)cancrushed tomatoes
  6. 2 (6 ounce)canstomato paste
  7. 2 (6 1/2 ounce)canstomato sauce
  8. 1/2cupwater
  9. 2tablespoonswhite sugar
  10. 1 1/2teaspoonsdried basil leaves
  11. 1/2teaspoonfennel seeds
  12. 1teaspoonitalian seasoning
  13. 1tablespoonsalt
  14. 1/4teaspoonground black pepper
  15. 4tablespoons choppedfresh parsley
  16. 12lasagna noodles
  17. 16ouncesricotta cheese
  18. 1egg
  19. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  20. 3/4lbmozzarella cheese, sliced
  21. 3/4cup gratedparmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water.
  3. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  4. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  6. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.
  8. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  10. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  11. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce.
  12. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture.
  13. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices.
  14. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  15. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  16. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  17. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  18. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes.
  19. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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