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Homemade Lasagna with Meat and Cheese

Homemade Lasagna with Meat and Cheese

...  and your favorite green salad. This hearty dish is sure to please. Ingredients Needed: 1 pound ground beef 1 onion 1 sweet red pepper 2 cloves garlic 28 oz can tomato sauce 28 oz can tomatoes 6 oz can tomato paste 1 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon basil 3 tablespoons sugar Salt and pepper to taste Whole wheat or regular lasagna noodles 1 cup parmesan 1 pound mozzarella Also, keep on hand large skillet, large cooking spoon, cutting board, sharp knife or food chopper, can opener, large pot, lasagna pan and foil. Serves:  Makes approximately 8 servings Directions: Step 1: Brown the Ground Beef Start by browning the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Brown until cooked all the way through. Drain off fat. Step 2: Prepare and Cook the Vegetables Cut the onion and pepper into small pieces, using a sharp knife or food chopper. If you like a chunkier lasagna, you can use larger pieces. Mince the garlic. Add the onion, pepper and garlic to the ground beef and continue to cook, ...  medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Add the oregano, basil and sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once the sauce comes to a light boil, turn the temperature to medium-low and allow it to simmer for about 45 minutes Continue to stir it occasionally. Step 4: Preheat Oven When the sauce is nearly done cooking, preheat your oven to 350 F. Step 5: Layer the Lasagna Once the sauce is cooked, you’re ready to start building your lasagna. Start by putting a layer of sauce on the bottom of your lasagna pan. Next, place 3 lasagna noodles across the sauce. Then top with 1/3 of the mozzarella and parmesan. Repeat two more times for your perfectly layered lasagna. Step 6: Bake Make a foil tent over your lasagna, taking care that the foil doesn’t touch the lasagna or it will ruin your top cheese layer. Bake for about 45 minutes. Remove the foil after about 30 minutes, for a crispy cheesy top crust. Step 7: Let Stand and Serve If you try to cut your lasagna right away, it will simply fall ...

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