December 9, 2017garlicandbasil

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes



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  • 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



  • 1)

    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 pastaTo 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!

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