1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
Â¾ cup water
1 tsp sugar
Â¾ tsp salt
Â½ tsp dried basil
Â½ tsp dried oregano
1âˆ•8 tsp pepper
Â¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 containers (15 oz each) ricotta cheese
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups (8oz) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
8 oz (1/2 package) Muellerâ€™s Lasagne noodles, cooked and drained
- Preheat oven to 350Âº. Crumble ground beef into large skillet. Add onion and garlic; stirring frequently, cook 10 minutes or until beef is lightly browned. Add crushed tomatoes, water, sugar, salt, basil, oregano, pepper, and parsley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
- In medium bowl combine ricotta, eggs, 1Â½ cups mozzarella and Â¾ cup Parmesan.
- In 9â€x13â€pan, spread 1 cup of meat sauce.
- Place 1/3 of the Lasagne noodles over the sauce. Spread Â½ of the cheese mixture over noodles, top with 1/3 of meat sauce.
- Repeat step 4.
- Top with remaining noodles and Meat Sauce. Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
- Uncover, sprinkle with reserved Â½ cup Mozzarella and Â¼ cup Parmesan. Bake an additional 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Remove. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
*May substitute 4 cups of prepared sauce for tomatoes, garlic, water, sugar, salt, basil, oregano, pepper, and parsley.
This is the awesome lasagne I made last Wednesday. The recipe was originally printed on the Mueller’s Lasagna box sometime in the 70’s or 80’s but is not on the box today. Mel swore that I was fooling her that I could make lasagna; I hadn’t made it in the 8 years we’ve been together because I’d lost the recipe. So, I emailed the company that now owns the Mueller’s brand and asked for it.
I used 2% ricotta and skim mozzarella, full fat versions aren’t necessary. I like cheese so I used twice the mozzarella and I’d definitely recommend making about 1Â½ times the sauce, or at least stretching the sauce with some additional tomatoes and spices because the lasagna doesn’t seem “saucy” enough but it’s otherwise delicious! I’d missed having this recipe. Let me know if you make it!