World's Best Lasagna

ROXYANNE

Roxy's version with changes and local products. Fits 8x8 pan with a bit left over. grating the mozzarella makes it easy to spread evenly, but works well sliced. you'll have some of the ricotta mixture left over

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



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Directions

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  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 2 - 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Refridgerate overnight.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, 2 tbs parsley, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 3 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one about 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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