I've been out of commission for a few days this week and a dear friend made a great pan of lasagna for us to enjoy. One of the best ways to show love and concern is to show up at a friend's home with a delicious meal that is ready to eat.
Here is his recipe:
1 lb. ground round
1lb. Italian sausage
1/2 yellow Spanish onion, chopped
1 T. garlic, chopped
2 jars Classico Tomato and Basil sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 T. dried Italian seasoning
15 oz. Ricotta cheese
1 lb, Mozzarella, shredded
8 oz. Parmesan, shredded
In a larges skillet, over medium high heat, brown the Ground Round and Italian sausage. Drain any fat that cooks out of the meat.
Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender. Add the sauce and reduce the heat to a simmer. Add salt and pepper and Italian seasoning. Cover and let simmer for at least an hour.
Cook the noodles 6 minutes in boiling water and drain.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
Add a thin layer of sauce to bottom of dish, then a layer of noodles. Add a layer of Parmesan and Ricotta (save back 1/3 of the Parmesan for topping later)
Repeat layering and end with the Mozzarella and the remaining 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook 10 more minutes.
Turn on broiler and brown cheese topping. (Watch it carefully, it will burn easily)