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Easy Beef Lasagna Recipe (Meat Lasagna)

Best Beef Lasagna

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This easy beef lasagna recipe is loaded with meat and 4 types of cheese: mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar and ricotta. It's an easy weeknight dinner and can also be frozen for later. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 704
Author CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1.5 pound Ground beef
  • 1 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger Finely grated
  • 6 oz Tomato paste
  • 28 oz Diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Oregano Dried
  • 1 tbsp Basil Dried
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary Dried
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme Dried
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 15 Lasagna strips
  • 5 cups Shredded cheese Combination of mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar
  • 15 oz Ricotta cheese

Instructions

  • Boil lasagna strips in salted water, according to box instructions and keep aside. Make sure to spray them with some oil so they don't stick together. 
  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. 
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger and saute until fragrant.
  • Add beef and cook until meat is brown and fully cooked through. Drain fat. 
  • Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, red chili flakes, paprika, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and mix everything together.
  • Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil. Then, reduce heat and and simmer for a few minutes until some liquid is reduced and you are satisfied with the consistency. 
  • Spray oil in an oven-safe baking dish (Dimensions: 9x13). 
  • Line 3 boiled lasagna strips. Then, top it off with shredded cheese, spoonfuls of ricotta and some meat sauce. Top this off with 3 more layers of lasagna strips. Repeat the layers as before.
  • Top it all off with more shredded cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes until cheese is browned on top. You can also use "broil" feature for this. 
  • Garnish with dried parsley and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 704kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 485mg | Iron: 4.3mg