15.11.10

Ultimate Lasagna

Ingredients:
1/2 to 1 package lasagna noodles
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground sausage
1 medium onion
2 garlic cloves
1 reasonably sized carrot
1 stalk celery
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 cup beef broth
fresh basil (or 2 tbsp dried basil)
flat-leaf parsley (or 2 tbsp dried parsley)
oregano (or 1 tbsp dried oregano)
pinch dried basil
2 14oz cans diced tomatoes
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 cups ricotta
2 eggs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
2 large mozzarella balls (roughly one pound)
parmesan (for topping)
pepper
salt
Optional: 1/2 cup red wine – 3 tbsp heavy cream – 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Add the minced vegetables and cook for a minute or 2. Then add the garlic, beef broth and a good pinch of black pepper, stir well and simmer for 15 minutes. You can replace the beef broth with dry red wine if you like.

Spoon in the tomato paste and cook for a minute to sweeten it.Pour in the diced tomatoes.
Season with salt (I’ve added 2 tsp salt and it was perfect, add 1 1/2 if you want to stay on the safe side), 1/4 to max 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, a good pinch of pepper, about a tsp dried basil and 2 tbsp milk.


Stir well, bring to a boil, lower the heat and let the sauce simmer, without a lid, for 30 minutes.
Those 30 minutes give you plenty time to take it to the next step.
The ricotta was so good in this lasagna! Don’t worry too much about your hips, ricotta is naturally low in fat.
Get yourself 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
Lightly beat 2 eggs and add them to the ricotta along with 2/3 cup parmesan (1 cup is fine by me, too) and a good pinch of pepper.




Finish the lasagna with some grated Parmesan and a sprinkling dried basil. Tap the pan to get rid of air bubbles.

Pop in a preheated oven and bake at 350F (175C) for 40 to 45 minutes. Until golden brown and the noodles are properly cooked. If at any point the top should get too brown, cover it with tinfoil.

Yummy in my tummy :)

39 comments:

  1. Ultimate lasagna, no doubt

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  2. yum, I've been wanting to make one lately, thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Looks better than a Chelsea lasagne.

    (Do read the story at the link.)

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  4. look great thanks for this

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  5. I usually don't like lasagna but the way everything is presented makes it look great.

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  6. i dont eat lasagna :(

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  7. awesome, I visit you everyday

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  8. I found this one the most interesting

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  9. good post, can't wait for more

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  10. interesting, I'll check back tomorrow

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  11. I love lasagna ! You've got a new follower

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  12. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  13. i dont usually like lasagna, but this one looks really good!

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  14. Great post. waiting for more updates

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  15. omg lasagna, yes plz

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  16. that looks delicious, but i suck at cooking. maybe i can convince someone else to make it for me!

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  17. looks very yummy, i could eat my monitor right now

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  18. I'm gonna try today, let's see how it goes.

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  19. that looks soooo good :)

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  20. great... now im hungry :/

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