Classic Italian-American Lasagna

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, celery, red pepper, and garlic; drain off fat.
  • Add/mix in basil, oregano, thyme, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste; simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil; add in lasagna noodles, and cook for 9 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  • Lay noodles, flat on towels, and blot dry.
  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, ricotta, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, parsley, and 1 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  • Oil the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles in the bottom of the pan; cover the noodles with half of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/3 of the sauce; repeat.
  • Top with remaining noodles and sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the top.
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