How to make a basic lasagna


Step 2: Making the meat sauce, part 1.

Prep work and browning the meat!

Roughly dice the onion, and mince as much garlic as you want. I used eight cloves.

Once this is done, throw the ground beef brick into a pan over medium heat and cook until browned. If a lot of fat seeps out, drain most of it. You need only a few tablespoons of fat to cook the onion and garlic in.

Once you've drained the extra fat, throw in the onions, garlic, some salt and pepper, and a good amount of crushed red pepper.

Stir this around for a few minutes over medium heat until the onions become soft. Then add in a few good pinches of oregano and a tablespoon or two of tomato paste. (I'm using the concentrated kind, so not as much.)
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its still watery why what did i do wrong
jessyratfink (author)  scottfchrisf2 years ago
If it's watery that is okay! Just add in everything else and let it simmer with the lid off for 15-20 minutes or until it's thick enough for you. You don't want to reduce it too much, though, the noodles will soak up a little more liquid while cooking in the oven. :)