Jordan's Famous Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 0.75 Pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • pinch of red pepper flake
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 Ounce ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Pound grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Pound meatloaf mix
  • 0.5 cup minced onion
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 13 Ounce canned tomato sauce
  • 28 Ounce canned crushed tomato
  • 12 Ounce tomato paste
  • 14 Ounce water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 5 basil leaf
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 0.5 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In sauce pot heat olive oil to medium-med high heat and add garlic/onions sauté for a few moments and then add both meats until well browned.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, crushed tomatoes and water (swirl the water around all tomato cans) and then add salt, pepper, sugar, basil, parsley, Italian seasoning and optional red pepper. Add butter and grated parmesan cheese, stir. Simmer for 1½ hrs covered and stir occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. In 9x13 inch pan put unbaked lasagna noodles & hot tap water until they are submerged; let sit for about 10 minutes drain and pat dry.
  4. In a bowl, mix one egg with salt and chopped parsley to the ricotta cheese, stir in grated parmesan.
  5. Spread about 1½ sauce on the bottom of the pan. Lay noodles on top, spread some ricotta mix and mozzarella. Repeat. Top with remaining mozzarella and cover.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes covered and then 25 minutes uncovered (at 375°F). Rest for 15 minutes. ENJOY!