Mom's Lasagna

Course : Cheeses
Serves: 12
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1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound bulk italian sausage
1 large onion -- chopped
3 cloves garlic -- minced
28 ounces can of crushed tomatoes -- undrained
6 ounces can of tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup medium salsa
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder -- (1 to 2)
1 teaspoon fennel seed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
9 whole lasagna noodles
16 ounces small curd cottage cheese
4 cups mozzarella cheese (1 pound) shredded
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preparation / Directions:

In a large kettle or dutch oven, cook beef, sausage and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the next 10 ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to the package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, layer a third of the noodles and meat sauce, half of the cottage cheese, a third of the mozzerella and a third of the parmesan. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce, mozzerella, and parmesan cheese. Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 45 minutes; uncover and bake for 20 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. .


Nutritional Information:

338 Calories (kcal); 8g Total Fat; (20% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 52g Carbohydrate; 20mg Cholesterol; 207mg Sodium

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