Sunday, February 8, 2009

This is probably the first recipe I ever thought up (not that I would claim ownership of this basic recipe), but I’ve been making it since I was 16 and in all these years I haven’t changed a thing! When Justin was eating it he said “you really do make a mean lasagna” and Abbott (who doesn’t like lasagna) said “that’s what’s wrong with it, it’s mean”, lol. The recipe for this lasagna isn’t an exact science (as you can tell from the ingredients), I’ve used a little more and less of things depending on what I had and it’s always turned out great.

Lasagna noodles
1-2 pounds ground beef
1 extra large jar spaghetti sauce (about 4 cups)
1 small container ricotta cheese (about 2 cups)
2 cups mozzarella cheese

Boil lasagna noodles and set aside. Cook the ground beef until brown, drain, and add the spaghetti sauce. In a medium bowl stir together the mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Now in a 9x13 baking dish put a thin layer of meat sauce. Lay a layer of lasagna noodles on-top of the sauce. Now a layer of the cheese mixture, it won’t spread over the noodles easily so I drop small clumps on the noodles and try to smear them together. Now another layer of noodles, then another layer of meat sauce, then noodles, then cheese, then noodles, then meat sauce... you get the picture. Keep layering until you run out of room in your baking dish. Top the last layer with meat sauce. Cook at 375 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.