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Recipe Name: Lasagna Difficulty: Easy
Source: Serving Size: 8
Ethnicity: Italian Comments:
Base: Beef  
Course: Entree
Preparation Time: 60+ Minutes

1 Each(s) Package Lasagna Noodles
1 Pound(s) Italian Sausage
1 Pound(s) 90% Lean Hamburger
1 Each(s) Medium Onion diced
3 Each(s) Cloves minced garlic
28 Ounce(s) Can crushed tomatoes
1 Each(s) Small can tomato paste
2/3 Cup(s) Water
2 Tablespoon(s) Sugar
2 Teaspoon(s) Basil dried
1/2 Cup(s) Fresh parsley minced
3/4 Teaspoon(s) Fennel seed
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Black pepper
1 Each(s) Large Egg
15 Ounce(s) Ricotta cheese
4 Cup(s) Part skim shredded mozzarella
3/4 Cup(s) Fresh ground parmesan
1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage, beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking up meat into crumbles. Drain fat and water from meat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.

2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, 2/3 c water, 2 T sugar, 3 tablespoons parsley, 2 t basil, 3/4 t fennel, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 t pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. In a small bowl, mix egg, 15 oz ricotta cheese and remaining 1/4 cup parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

4. Preheat oven to 375°. Spread 2 cups meat sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles and a third of the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce and cheeses (dish will be full).

5. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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