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Authentic Italian Lasagna

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Rating: 5/5
4 reviews

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 1933
cook method: stovetop, oven

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1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 can (16 ounces) Italian tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 package (8 ounce size) uncooked dried lasagna noodles
2 1/2 ounces Mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 1/2 ounce Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated


Fry the onion in the olive oil until transparent, then add the beef, continuing to fry and stir the meat to break it up. Add the garlic. Keep on a high heat until all the meat has browned and any juices have reduced significantly. Add the tomatoes and puree, bring to the boil again, then simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for around 45 minutes. Add a little water if the mixture begins to stick on the pan. It should end with a loose but rich consistency.

Take a large, square 9x9-inch ovenproof dish. Make a thin layer of the meat mixture across the base, then a layer of the dried pasta, then meat, and alternate until the final layer is one of the meat sauce. Lay slices of mozzarella across the top, and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan. Cover the dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, uncover, and brown at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes.

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703 calories, 39 grams fat, 51 grams carbohydrates, 36 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is how I've always made my lasagna and everyone always asks for the recipe!

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Jan 21, 2009

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
very very good, and very very easy to make.

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This really was the easiest lasagna recipe I've ever done and my whole family LOVED it!!

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Feb 1, 2004

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Although this is a simple and.. yes genuine lasagne recipe, it will be very boring,, spice wise. remember there is nothing wrong with adding some exciting vegetabes, and herbs to it, spice it up!! ( remember,some vegetabes add water content , just add a little more tomato paste,less tomatos. good luck, Paul

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