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4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

Absolutely 💯 yummy my favorite dish!

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

That’s how mine looks wen I make it it’s so yummy and very scrumptious!

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

Sometimes I use Prego instead of Ragu & Extra Sharp cheese instead of Ricotta & sprinkle cheddar on top

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

So delicious!

Ingredients:

1 lb. Ground beef

1 lb. ground mild Italian sausage

1 C. Onion chopped

3 tsp. Minced garlic

1 large can crushed tomatoes

¼ C. Chopped fresh basil

¼ C. Tomato paste

3 tsp. Oregano

2 Bay leaves

1 tsp. Sugar (optional for a sweeter sauce)

Salt and pepper to taste

15 Lasagna oven ready noodles

15 oz. Container ricotta

15 oz. Container cottage cheese

1 C. Parmesan cheese

1 package frozen chopped spinach dethawed and completely drained of extra liquid

2 large eggs

5 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded

How to make 4 Cheese Beef Lasagna:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Cook the ground beef, onions and ground sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat until the meat is browned completely, and the onions have softened. Drain any excess fat.

Step 3. Add the minced garlic, tomato paste, oregano, sugar if desired and salt and pepper to taste to the skillet, and stir to combine, sauteing for another 30 seconds.

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Step 4. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add the chopped basil. Stir to combine, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.

Step 5. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs and spinach along with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.

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Step 6. Place a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 deep-sided baking dish.

Step 7. Top the meat layer with a layer of lasagna noodles, you can break them up to fit as needed.

Step 8. Add half of the cheese mixture on top of the noodles, spreading it evenly.

Step 9. Sprinkle 2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top.

Step 10. Spread ⅓ of the remaining meat mixture over the cheese.

Step 11. Repeat with a layer of noodles, then the other ½ of the cheese mixture, 2 more cups of cheese and ⅓ of the meat mixture.

Step 12. Place one more layer of lasagna noodles on top and cover with the remaining sauce and last cup of mozzarella cheese.

Step 13. Cover the baking dish loosely with aluminum foil so that it does not touch the cheese on the top. Bake covered for 40 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 30-40 minutes until lightly browned and bubbling.

Enjoy!

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

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4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

4 Cheese Beef Lasagna

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 lb. Ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 C. Onion chopped
  • 3 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Large can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ C. Chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ C. Tomato paste
  • 3 tsp. Oregano
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. Sugar (optional for a sweeter sauce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 Lasagna oven ready noodles
  • 15 oz. Container ricotta
  • 15 oz. Container cottage cheese
  • 1 C. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Package frozen chopped spinach dethawed and completely drained of extra liquid
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 5 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook the ground beef, onions and ground sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat until the meat is browned completely, and the onions have softened. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the minced garlic, tomato paste, oregano, sugar if desired and salt and pepper to taste to the skillet, and stir to combine, sauteing for another 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add the chopped basil. Stir to combine, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs and spinach along with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
  6. Place a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 deep sided baking dish.
  7. Top the meat layer with a layer of lasagna noodles, you can break them up to fit as needed.
  8. Add half of the cheese mixture on top of the noodles, spreading it evenly.
  9. Sprinkle 2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top.
  10. Spread ⅓ of the remaining meat mixture over the cheese.
  11. Repeat with a layer of noodles, then the other ½ of the cheese mixture, 2 more cups of cheese and ⅓ of the meat mixture.
  12. Place one more layer of lasagna noodles on top and cover with the remaining sauce and last cup of mozzarella cheese.
  13. Cover the baking dish loosely with aluminum foil so that it does not touch the cheese on the top. Bake covered for 40 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 30-40 minutes until lightly browned and bubbling.

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