Homestyle Lasagna
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Ingredients
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 small purple onion chopped fine or a large shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1- 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1- 15 oz can diced tomato
  • 1½ cup chicken or veggie broth
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic & herb (I use McCormick)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper
  • 1½ tsp honey or granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste (I use about ½ tsp of each)
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package of oven ready lasagna noodles or prepared noodles
  • ¾ -1 lbs. shredded mozzarella cheese ( I use about ¾ of a pound)
  • Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot brown ground beef, chopped onions, and minced garlic. If your beef is fatty drain the grease.
  2. Next add tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, Italian seasoning, garlic and herb sugar, red pepper, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. While the sauce is simmering beat an egg in a medium bowl.
  5. Then add ricotta cheese and add a sprinkle in about 1 tsp of Italian seasonings, then mix well.
  6. Now you are ready to put your lasagna together!
  7. Place a small amount of sauce (so the lasagna noodles do not touch the bottom of the pan) in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. Spread layers of noodles, ricotta cheese, sauce, and mozzarella cheese for 3 layers.
  8. Next, add the last layer of noodles ( creating layer 4) and then pour the remaining sauce over the top
  9. Sprinkle the top of the lasagna with mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and oregano.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes covered with foil. Then remove foil for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Recipe by Cherished Bliss at https://cherishedbliss.com/homestyle-lasagna/