Lasagna Bolognese

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound package lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • l tablespoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, ground using mortar and pestle
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, broken up
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 (15 ounce) container Ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated




Instructions

 
Step 1: Cook lasagna noodles in boiling salted water for 12 to 15 minutes.  Drain.  
 
Step 2: Saute onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil until onions are translucent. Add Italian sausage and ground beef.  Stir meat every 4 minutes for about 10 minutes. Strain meat through a colander to remove the excess fat.  
 
    
 
Step 3: Add next seven ingredients and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.  
 
 
Step 4: Combine egg, ricotta, parmesan cheese, parsley and salt.  
 
Step 5: In bottom of a 13x9 pan inch baking dish spoon about 1-1/2 cups of meat sauce.  Layer with lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the meat sauce, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese.  Repeat layering.  Cover with foil.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes;  remove foil and bake uncovered 25 minutes longer.  Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.




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