Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins
From her cookbook, Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 lb sage sausage
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb sliced pepperoni
- 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 16 ounces lasagna noodles
- 16 ounces ricotta cheese
- 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large, heavy skillet, lightly brown ground beef, sausage, onion and garlic in the oil. Be sure to keep the meat chunky, not finely separated, while cooking. Drain the meat. Add pepperoni, tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt, pepper and oregano. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Cook and drain lasagna noodles according to package directions.
- In a 13 x 9-inch pan, spread 1 cup of the prepared sauce. Alternate layers of noodles, sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, ending with sauce, mozzarella and parmesan.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbling.
- Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
I have cooked this twice and both times was for a large group. It was loved by all!!! The only thing I did different was to use 1/2 of the amount of pepperonis the second time around and it was just a good but much less salty. Oh, and I used cottage instead of ricotta simply because we love cottage cheese in our lasagna.
I fixed this lasagna for my family and we all agreed it was the best lasagna we had ever eaten!! I did not know for sure when I saw it was a tomato paste base, this tends to make sauces to sweet for our liking. Not so with this recipe! All the ingredients combined work well together. If you have not tried it please do!! I will never use any other recipe for lasagna again!! Thank you Trisha, we love you and Garth!! Love being invited into your life and learning new recipes from your home to ours!!
I'm not sure what makes this called cowboy lasagna. I really don't get it.