Flavorful Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 40 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr
Serves: 8

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 pinch basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 (14 ounce) jars marinara sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Brown the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large skillet. Drain excess grease. Stir in the water and black olives, and season with basil, garlic powder, oregano, sage, pepper and minced garlic. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in the marinara sauce, and remove from the heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Place a layer of the meat and sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover with a layer of dry noodles. Spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese over the noodles, and sprinkle with a little mozzarella cheese. Cover with another layer of sauce, and repeat layering ending with the meat and sauce on top. Reserve about 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese for later.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, but check after 30 minutes depending on how thick the lasagna is. Lasagna is cooked when you can easily stick a knife into it. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top, and return to the oven for about 10 minutes for a nice melted cheese topping.

**Excellent with a glass of Pinot Noir!

 

 

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