Lasagna

Serves: 8

Medium

01H 45MIN

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (190°C).
  2. Cook beef in a large pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, over medium heat.
  3. Cook until it is lightly browned, then drain the grease and remove the beef from the pan.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil: add olive oil and salt.
  5. Cook noodles according to package directions. 
  6. Add onion to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and return beef to the pan; season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 5 minutes. 
  9. Then add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and basil. 
  10. Stir in water, sugar, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce heat and cook for 20-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. The noodles should now be al-dente.
  13. In a lasagna dish, spread 1/4 of sauce mixture over the bottom of the dish.
  14. Cover with 3 lasagna noodles, and a quarter of the remaining sauce.
  15. Sprinkle with a layer of a third of the grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  16. Now repeat the process twice, ending with cheese. 
  17. Bake for 45 minutes and allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef 
  • 9 lasagna noodles 
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated 
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated 
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 1 28-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt 
  • Ground pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 2/3 water