Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- 1 Box Lasagna Noodles, or you can make your own
- 6 Cloves Garlic
- Handful Basil
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, the best one you can get your hands on
- 1/4 Cup Onion, chopped
- 1 Package Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 1 Package Italian Cheese, shredded
- 2 Packages Ground Beef, Lean
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Adobo, spice section at the supermarket
- 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon Brown Sugar, to cut the acidity from the tomato puree
- 1 Can Tomato Puree
- 1 Pinch Salt
I have been making this dish for the past 35 five years , it was my mom’s recipe and it is the best lasagna I have ever tasted.
Cook the ground beef in a deep pan with the olive oil , onion, garlic and basil .
Season the beef while is cooking with the adobo, pepper and oregano . Once the beef is cooked add the tomato puree and brown sugar .
Let it cook for at least 1/2 hour to 45 minutes . Boil the water for the pasta with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and salt .
Cook the pasta for 7 to 10 minutes , watch the pasta because you don’t want it soft , preferably al dente.
Drain pasta. To assemble the Lasagna I start with a big spoon ground beef sauce in the bottom of the baking dish , then a layer of pasta , ground beef [ leave a little for the top ] and cheese [ leave a little for the top] , in that order .
Repeat the process until you are done with the ground beef and cheese . I usually have 3 or 4 layers of pasta .
Once you are done, place the leftover from the ground beef and cheese at the top .
Covered with aluminum foil in pre-heated oven at 350 F degrees for 45 minutes [ depending on the oven, it could be 30 minutes ].
Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes, until pasta is lightly brown.
Cut into squares with sharp knife and serve. Enjoy!