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Ingredients

The Meat Sauce

  • 12 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 114 oz can tomato sauce (plain, no spices)
  • 119 oz can diced tomatoes (plain, no spices)
  • 15.5 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • salt & pepper

The Lasagna

  • 8 whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheese (mozzarella, or a 4 cheese blend is super yummy!)
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

Making the meat sauce:

  1. Brown beef with onions and garlic. Drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, oregano, basil and salt & pepper.
  3. Simmer for about 1 hour, covered.

Putting together the lasagna:

  1. At this point you can do either of 2 things: Make one big lasagna in a 9×13 dish, or make 2 lasagnas in 8×8 dishes. I find that for our family of 5, the 8×8 is the best. We get left with a small amount of leftovers, and another meal in the freezer!
  2. So then, layer the ingredients as follows: (this is for the 9×13, so adjust for the 8×8) 1/2 Meat sauce, 1/2 Noodles, 1/2 Ricotta Cheese, 1/2 Grated Cheese, 1/2 Meat Sauce, 1/2 Noodles, 1/2 Grated Cheese, Parmesan Cheese
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes, then serve!