Free Recipe Italian Lasagna

Recipe Type: F Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 24

Ingredients for Italian Lasagna Recipe

2-1/4 lb Lean ground beef
1/3 c Instant minced onion
3/4 ts Garlic powder
4 ts Salt
3/8 ts Red pepper; crushed
1 tb Oregano
3 tb Parsley flakes
18 oz Tomato paste; 3 (6-oz) cans
24 oz Tomato sauce; 3 (8-oz) cans
2-1/4 c Hot water
3 lg Eggs; beaten
3 lb Ricotta cheese
1 lb Lasagna noodles; cooked,
-(18 noodles)
12 oz Mozzarella cheese; shredded
3/4 c Parmesan cheese

Italian Lasagna Preparation

Line four 8x8x2-inch baking pans with heat-resistant freezer wrap. Allow enough extra wrap to fold over top. Use one pan for each six servings or one-fourth of the recipe. Do not line pans for food to be served without freezing. Crumble beef; cook until lightly browned. Stir in onion. Cook until onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in seasonings, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In another bowl, blend eggs with ricotta cheese. In each pan, spread a layer of meat mixture (about 3/4 cup). Add a layer each of noodles (2 1/4), meat mixture (about 3/4 cup), ricotta cheese mixture (about 3/4 cup), mozzarella cheese (1/3 cup), and parmesan cheese (1 1/2 tablespoons). Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Pack food tightly to avoid air pockets. TO SERVE WITHOUT FREEZING: Preheat oven to 400