Three Meat Lasagna


Three Meat Lasagna


Ingredients


FOR SAUCE


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 sweet onion, chopped (large)

1 pound ground beef


1/2 pound Italian sausage (bulk)

3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried basil)


1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 teaspoon kosher salt


1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 cans (30 ounces) tomato sauce (15 ounce each can)

6 ounces tomato paste

2 tablespoons brown sugar


FOR FILLING


12 pieces (240 grams) dry lasagna noodles

2 containers (30 ounce) ricotta cheese (15 ounce each container)

2 large eggs


1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (for ricotta)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


2 tablespoons chopped parsley

16 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

8 ounces pepperoni (thinly sliced)

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (to garnish)


How to Make


Step 1: Cook onion in olive oil in a large skillet until tender, several minutes.


Step 2: Add garlic, ground beef, italian sausage, basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper to pan and cook until meat is thoroughly browned and breaking up lumps as it cooks.


How to Make

Step 3: Drain fat.


Step 4: Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar to pan, mixing well.


Step 5: Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes.


Step 6: Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles in plenty of boiling salted water for ten minutes, then drain.


Step 7: In a mixing bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, eggs, parmesan, salt, pepper, and parsley until smooth.


Step 8: Preheat oven to 375°F.


Step 9: In a large lasagna baking pan, place 1/3-1/2 of meat sauce in bottom of pan (just enough to cover).


Step 10: On top of the meat sauce in pan, layer the lasagna as follows: 4 noodles (to cover pan), 8 ounces shredded mozzarella, 4 ounces sliced pepperoni, 4 more noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, 4 more noodles, remaining meat sauce mixture, 8 ounces mozzarella, 4 ounces of pepperoni, and 1/4 cup parmesan.


Step 11: If any corners of noodles try to stick up past the sauce in the pan, tuck them under the sauce.


Step 12: Bake at 375F for 30-40 minutes or until heated through and cheese is golden and bubbly.


Step 13: Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.