World's Best Lasagna


World's Best Lasagna



Try John Chandler’s recipe. Will your tastebuds give it a gold rating?


 

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Ready in 3 hours 15 mins
 
Ingredients
 
455 g sweet Italian sausage
340 g lean ground beef
80 g minced onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
364 g canned tomato sauce
120 ml water
25 g white sugar
1 g dried basil leaves
1 g fennel seeds
2 g Italian seasoning
20 g salt
0.5 g ground black pepper
15 g chopped fresh parsley
12 lasagna noodles
455 g ricotta cheese
1 egg
3 g salt
340 g mozzarella cheese, sliced
60 g grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
 
In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
 
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
 
To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
 
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
 

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27 comments

   

Trish Brierly on 16 July 2012 14:50
looking forward to cooking this with my partner this weekend we love mince dishes be good to see some more recipes on here :)


   

Renee Williams on 01 July 2012 07:54
Yes please, recipe looks amazing


   

Renee Williams on 01 July 2012 07:53
Looks devine, definitely want to try this recipe!


   

Renee Williams on 01 July 2012 07:53
Looks devine, definitely want to try this recipe!


   

Melissa Burbery on 26 June 2012 11:17
oh yummy guess what we will be trying this weekend... Hubby loves lasagne so this sounds like it will get me bonus points!


   

Nuzhat Sohail on 25 June 2012 21:25
Yum yum!


   

Liz Milner on 25 June 2012 16:28
omg yummy! My mouth is watering just reading that - lasagne is my major go to comfort food - yum yum yum


   

Tatiana Wise on 25 June 2012 15:16
I'm mad about lasagna! Have to try!


   

Milosi Papali'i on 25 June 2012 14:52
Looks devine


   

Milosi Papali'i on 25 June 2012 14:52
Looks devie


   

Sarah Bradley on 25 June 2012 14:05
Ohhh that look sweet!!! My Mum makes the best lasagna in the world - BUT now I can rival her!!


   

Nikki Mosen on 25 June 2012 14:02
We love lasagne - might even try this recipe!


   

Sandra Dallison on 25 June 2012 14:00
yum might have this for dinner


   

Alana Hunter on 25 June 2012 13:23
My family love lasagne, this recipe looks absolutely yummy! my kids and I will be making this sometime in the school holidays for sure.


   

Lisa Clarke on 25 June 2012 13:22
Looks devine will have to give it a go!!


   

Alana Hunter on 25 June 2012 13:22
My family love lasagne, this recipe looks absolutely yummy! my kids and I will be making this sometime in the school holidays for sure.


   

Cheryl Katz on 25 June 2012 13:02
omgosh it looks devine,,,yummmmmmmmmmmmm


   

Jenny Clement on 25 June 2012 12:59
YUM! this looks sooo good, Will have to try this this week!


   

Jennifer Tucker on 25 June 2012 12:59
Looks delicious!!!


   

Carole Shirley on 25 June 2012 12:58
this looks really delicious ,would be keen to have a go at making this.


   

Vicky Marshall on 25 June 2012 12:58
And it looks quite easy too!


   

Vicky Marshall on 25 June 2012 12:57
I have a weak spot for a good lasagna and this looks delicious. I made one nearly the same but haven't used Ricotta in it before..might have to try that!


   

Veronica Donaldson on 25 June 2012 12:54
I have just discovered using Ricotta, in my cooking and I love it. This recipe does indeed look good. Not sure if it will be as good as my mums family recipe but will give it a chance to compete!


   

Natasha Stokes on 25 June 2012 12:53
MMMmmmmm it looks so good, it's making me hungry!


   

Kelly Biddick on 25 June 2012 12:51
Ohhhh this looks soooo good, going to have to try this :)


   

Jo Taylor on 25 June 2012 12:49
Sounds delicious!


   

Frances Sandford on 25 June 2012 12:46
looks great! i'll have to try this!


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