American Lasagna

"I love lasagna because it is so saucy, rich and comforting and this recipe is no exception! There's no Italian sausage in it making it "American". I found this recipe online. Hope you'll give it a try!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • In a skillet, brown ground beef, onions and garlic; drain fat.
  • Stir in basil, oregano, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, diced tomatoes and tomatoes paste. Simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Layer 1/3 of noodles (3-4) in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover noodles with 1/2 of ricotta mixture, 1/2 of mozzarella and 1/3 of sauce. Repeat. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. This is so tasty! I added beef bouillon and spinach! My Dad and I eat the whole thing with my brother!
  2. Delicious lasagna--both meaty and cheesy. Well seasoned sauce. Makes a ton.
  3. I don't think this works
  4. Delicious! The whole family loved it! Thank you for the recipe!
  5. Sorry Guys but not impressed with this recipe. <br/><br/>Here are the reasons why. - The ricotta and egg when baked turned out more like and omelette compared to a nice creamy sauce. The meat sauce was mediocre and certainly not one I would have made normally, don't quite see the need for the sugar. - After tasting and making enough for six and hoping to use this for a few nights will eat once and that will be it, and thats purely because I didn't buy anything else for dinner. Very Disappointed.


  1. This is an excellent lasagna recipe. The only thing I changed was I used 1 pound of ground beef and a half pound of ground pork instead of all ground beef. The one problem I had was that it started getting a little too done around the edges before the center was cooked. The top was also starting to dry out. Next time I'll cook it at 350 and just bake it a little bit longer. I'll also keep it covered for about the first 20 minutes or so, or at least until the center starts to cook.


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