8 Pound Lasagne

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This is simply the easiest lasagne I've ever made and by far the most delicious. It has gotten rave reviews with people saying that it's the best lasagne they've ever had. Now why is it called "8 Pound Lasagne"? Well the answer is quite simple. This little two layer lasagne weighs 8 pounds before cooking. It's extremely dense! So consume responsibly.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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1 pound Ground Beef
1 pound Italian Sausage
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 tablespoon to cook Garlic in.
2 cans
(14.5 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes

2 cans (6 Ounce) Tomato Paste
2 tablespoons Dried Parsley
2 tablespoons Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Small Curd Cottage Cheese
2 whole Beaten Eggs
1/2 cup Grated (not Shredded) Parmesan Cheese (The Kraft stuff works great!)
2 tablespoons Dried Parsley
1 teaspoon Salt
1 pound Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 package (10 Ounce) Lasagne Noodles or 1 package Oven-Ready Lasagne
Salt and Oil for water if you're boiling noodles

Step 2: Cook the Garlic

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Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or saucepan on medium heat and cook the garlic for about a minute. Make sure the skillet is large enough to hold the beef, sausage, and tomatoes. I used a 3 quart skillet.

Step 3: Brown the Beef and Sausage

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Add the beef and sausage into the pan with the garlic and mash together. Brown the meat and drain about 2/3 of the grease. Or a little less if you're feeling devilish ;)

Step 4: Make the Sauce!

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Add the 2 cans of tomato paste and tomatoes to the pan. Add 2 tablespoons each of parsley and basil and 1 teaspoon each of oregano and salt. Mix it all together and simmer it over low heat for 45 minutes to an hour. If you're going to use noodles you have to boil, this would be the time to do so. Cook the lasagne until it is al dente which is not overly cooked. Otherwise, move on to the next step!
stieben1 year ago
Great recipe.
garrettg (author) 1 year ago
Thank you all so much!
daveb13131 year ago
Made this tonight. It was excellent !!!
Yes yes yes yes. I want to go there.
Well, if there is anything better than lasagne, it's 8 pounds of lasagne :D