Monday, September 22, 2008

Mom's unbeatable Lasagna

We ate this regularly growing up and it is undoubtedly the best lasagna ever! And it freezes great, so make 2!

2lb ground beef
1 pkg. Onion soup mix
1 cup water
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp. Oregano
¾ lb mozzarella cheese (sliced or grated)
1 small can tomato paste
1 large can tomato sauce
2 lb cottage cheese OR ricotta cheese

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet or pot; drain. Add onion soup mix, water, spices, sugar, tomato sauce, and paste. Bring to low boil and simmer one hour. Stir often. Arrange in a long baking dish in the following order: meat, noodles, cottage cheese, and mozzarella. Make two or three layers. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top if desired. Bake at 350 for ½ hour. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Melynda Bonham said...

I was thinking about making this lasagna, but wasn't sure if you use the no-boil noodles or regular noodles that you boil before you layer the lasagna in the dish?

Mark'sMeg said...

I use regular noodles and boil them before layering the lasagna. But the other kind might work; I've just never tried it. You might have to add some water to the sauce of you use the no-boil kind.

The Beckner Bulletin said...

I tried this with the no-bake noodles and you have to bake it an hour and add extra water if you do it that way. and we voted that we like the regular noodles better.

I also left out the teaspoon of sugar and just greased the pan with coconut oil and couldn't tell a difference!

we love this recipe! :)

Lori said...

This recipe sounds delicious! Is there anything I can substitute for the onion soup mix?
Most of my favorite recipes come from you!:)

Meg said...

Lori, I'm so glad that you asked because it reminded me that I hadn't posted my recipe for onion soup mix yet! I just posted it and it works great in place of the store-bought kind!