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Preparation - Getting Everything You Need

  • 1 Box Lasagna Noodles
  • 4 - 35oz Cans of Italian Tomatoes
  • 2 - 18 oz Cans of Tomato Paste
  • 3 LB Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 LB Mozzarella Cheese (cut into small cubes)
  • 3 lbs. Chopped Meat
  • 2 lbs. Italian Sausage (mix Hot and Sweet to suit taste)
  • Bread crumbs and eggs (for the chopped meat)
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic - diced
  • 1 Small Onion - diced
  • Assorted Spices (oregano, basil, paprika, salt, etc.)
  • 1 Cup of Red Wine
  • Olive Oil
  • Lasagna tray , sauce pot, noodle pot, frying pan.

Making the Sauce - The Key to Success

  • Combine chopped meat with bread crumbs, eggs, onion, garlic, and spices as if making meatballs and brown it in the oven.

OR

         Brown your chopped meat in a frying pan and add to it later.

  • Cover the bottom of the sauce pot with olive oil then add sausage.
  • Put on the stove - Medium flame / heat setting. Add garlic & onion.
  • Puree the Italian Tomatoes and Tomato Paste and add to the pot.
  • Add Red Wine, onion, garlic, and other spices as needed.
  • Add meatballs / browned chopped meat when they are done.
  • Let it cook for 3 hours - Stir Frequently.
  • Add onion / garlic / spices / wine to suit your taste.

Putting it All Together

  • Fill the noodle pot 3/4 with water (salt added) add let it boil.
  • Add lasagna noodles individually to pot. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cooked noodles, rinse with cold water, lay on wax paper.
  • Cover the bottom of the lasagna tray generously with sauce.
  • Add a layer of lasagna noodles and cover with sauce.
  • Cut meatballs and sausage into cubes and cover sauce / noodles.
  • Add cubed mozzarella cheese and spoon in some ricotta cheese.
  • Add some sauce and another layer of noodles, cover with sauce.
  • Combine meats and cheeses to form another layer. Cover in sauce
  • Add the top layer of noodles and cover with sauce.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and heat for 45 minutes at 325 degrees
  • Get a good bottle of wine and some garlic bread and ENJOY!!!

This recipe is the property of Jim Howard who took his mother's recipe made a few changes (or so I say) and called it his own.  Any use of this recipe without the express written consent of Jim Howard is prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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