My husband never tires of my lasagne and continually asks me to make it for him. I think it’s his most favourite of all my recipes. So today, I’m ready to share it with you. Let’s get started!
Serves 4 people
l lb. lean ground hamburger
1 small onion, chopped
Green pepper, seeded & chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
2 c. (or more) Spaghetti sauce (I use President’s Choice, available in Canada, or Prego will do)
8 lasagne noodles
Mozzarella cheese (I use lotsa mozza)
Brown hamburger in large frying pan. There should be enough fat in the pan from the hamburger. If not, add olive oil.
Add onions & garlic; cook until translucent.
Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 1 – 1 1/2 hours. Let cool.
Add enough water to cover lasagne & boil. Follow package instructions for how long to boil the noodles (usually 9 minutes).
When noodles are done, pour into colander to drain. Immediately run cold water over the noodles to stop them cooking, & make them cool enough to handle.
While the noodles are cooking, I grate the cheese & add a thin layer of sauce to the bottom of a baking dish to get a head start. I also turn on the oven to 375 F.
In the baking dish, over the layer of sauce, make layers of noodles, sauce & cheese. I usually do only two layers, but you can do up to four if you’re up for it. End with a thick layer of cheese.
Place the lasagne dish, covered with foil wrap, in the oven for 15 minutes. Then take foil wrap off & bake another 15 – 20 minutes.