Beefy Lasagna


Posted: March 21

Time: 2 hours

Yield: 10 servings

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Your lasagna is getting beefed up! Beefy Lasagna layers tender noodles, creamy ricotta, and melty mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheeses with beefy meat sauce. Every bite is extra savory and hearty thanks to the meat infused in the rich, mellow sauce. Beefy Lasagna is an excellent dinner for Sunday nights to get the week started on the right foot!


Ingredients

• 3 large eggs • 1 (32-ounce) container ricotta • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated and divided • 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 1 teaspoon dried basil • coarse salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded • 5 cups meat marinara sauce, homemade or premade • 12 no-cook lasagna noodles

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs lightly.

Step 3

Add the ricotta, 1/2 cup parmesan, the oregano, basil, salt, and pepper, stirring to blend.

Step 4

Stir together the mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheeses in a bowl.

Step 5

Ladle the meat sauce onto the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan until a thin layer forms.

Step 6

Spread all of the lasagna noodles out on a clean counter.

Step 7

Spread an even amount of the ricotta mixture on each noodle.

Step 8

Place four of the ricotta-covered noodles into the pan, covering the bottom.

Step 9

Spoon a generous 1 1/2 cups of the sauce into the pan, covering the ricotta mixture entirely.

Step 10

Evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the sauce.

Step 11

Repeat until three even layers of noodles, sauce, and cheese form.

Step 12

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan on top.

Step 13

Spray one side of a sheet of tin foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 14

Cover the lasagna with the prepared tin foil, sprayed side down. This will prevent the cheese from sticking.

Step 15

Bake for 30 minutes.

Step 16

Remove the foil.

Step 17

Continue baking until the cheese is bubbly and browned, for about 30 minutes.

Step 18

Let the lasagna rest for 15 minutes.

Step 19

Serve.


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