Lasagna - Lucy

Course : Casseroles
Serves: 4 - 6
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1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup butter
1 medium Onion -- chopped
2 pounds ground beef -- browned and drained
1 can whole tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 tablespoons tomatoe paste
4 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
2 tablespoons good red wine
2 stalks celery
1 medium carrot -- chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
1 package lasagna noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ricotta cheese
3 quarts boiling water
8 ounces dry lasagna noodles
1 pound mozzarella cheese
1 pound mild chedder cheese

Preparation / Directions:

Cook all sauce ingredients over medium heat for 30 minutes, then simmer. Boil noodles in water and 1 tablespoon olive oil until tender. Drain. Layer bottom of pyrex baking dish (large) with a few noodles. Place 1/3 of meat sauce mixture over noodles. Layer with 1/3 mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Top with 1/3 of ricotta cheese. Place another layer of noddles on top of ricotta cheese. Top with meat sauce, cheese, and ricotta. Add another layer of noodles, and top with remaining meat sauce, and cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

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