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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 oz can tomato paste
  • 3 cups tap water (fill the empty can with water, twice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Fry the meat in a large skillet with the onion and garlic. Break it up into small pieces as you cook it. When it is thoroughly cooked, drain off the fat. Then add the tomato paste, water, salt, basil, oregano, and sugar. Stir it all smooth and simmer for about 5 minutes. Set it aside as you prepare everything else.

  • Prepared Sauce (above)
  • 9 lasagna noodles (half a box)
  • 2 or 3 cups cottage or ricotta cheese, homemade is fine
    2 medium eggs
  • 2 or 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)

First put a big pot of salted water on to boil. After it boils, add the lasagna noodles and cook them for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are tender. Drain the noodles in a colander, and rinse them with cool water, to make them easier to handle. Meanwhile prepare the sauce above. Also combine the cottage or ricotta cheese with the eggs and set it aside. Shred the mozzarella and Parmesan if need be. 

To assemble the lasagna, you will need a big 9" by 13" rectangular pan. Ladle in about a cup of the prepared sauce. Place down three cooked noodles, side by side. Plop all of the cottage cheese over the noodles. Sprinkle with Parmesan if desired. Layer down three more noodles. Ladle more sauce over the noodles, and then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add the final layer of noodles, then more sauce and more cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan on top before baking if desired. You may have a little sauce left over. That is alright. It is good for making pizza bread. 

Place the pan in the oven at 400. Bake for 25 minutes. The pan may be covered with tin foil and refrigerated at this point if desired. It will keep for a day or two. To bake it from the fridge, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake it for 45 to 50 minutes, covered with tin foil for part of the time (maybe 30 minutes). This will serve about 9 or 10 people. Serve with spinach, or a green salad and Garlic bread or Buttery Bread Sticks. This is very filling, and pretty easy to assemble once everything is prepared.

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