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The Best Classic Tomato Lasagna

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The Best Classic Tomato Lasagna

12 servingsINGREDIENTS455 g (1 lb) lasagne noodle, cooked mozzarella cheese, to taste parmesan cheese, to tasteBolognese2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons butter1  onion, minced60 g (1/2 cup) carrot, minced110 g (1/2 cup) celery, minced455 g (1 lb) ground beef455 g (1 lb) ground pork110 g (1/2 cup) tomato paste salt, to taste pepper, to taste470 mL (2 cups) red wine800 g (4 cups) canned diced tomatoRicotta Herb Mixture425 g (15 oz) ricotta cheese20 g (1/2 cup) fresh basil, chopped100 g (1 cup) shredded parmesan cheese20 g (1/2 cup)  fresh parsley, chopped1  egg salt, to taste pepper, to tastePREPARATION1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).2. Add olive oil and butter to a skillet on medium-high heat. Once warmed, add the carrot, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.3. Once the vegetables have caramelized, add in the ground beef, pork, salt, pepper, and tomato paste. Stir to combine, breaking up the pieces of meat, until the meat has browned.4. Once the sauce is dark brown and starting to stick slightly to the bottom of the pan, add the red wine. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the cooked brown bits.5. Once the wine comes to a simmer, add in the diced canned tomatoes, and stir to combine.6. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better!) and then set aside.7. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, basil, Parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Set aside.8. In a 9 x13-inch (23x33 cm) glass baking pan, add a layer of bolognese to the bottom. Top with noodles, then spread a layer of ricotta.9. Repeat with another layer of bolognese, noodles, ricotta, noodles, bolognese, extra mozzarella, and Parmesan.10. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.11. Remove the foil and bake again for an additional 15 minutes until the cheese on top has browned and the bolognese is bubbling.12. Slice and serve.13. Enjoy!Inspired by:https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/1629-lasagna-bolognese-simplified?incode=MCSCD00L0&ref=new_search_experience_1
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12 servings

INGREDIENTS

455 g (1 lb) lasagne noodle, cooked

mozzarella cheese, to taste

parmesan cheese, to taste

Bolognese

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 onion, minced

60 g (1/2 cup) carrot, minced

110 g (1/2 cup) celery, minced

455 g (1 lb) ground beef

455 g (1 lb) ground pork

110 g (1/2 cup) tomato paste

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

470 mL (2 cups) red wine

800 g (4 cups) canned diced tomato

Ricotta Herb Mixture

425 g (15 oz) ricotta cheese

20 g (1/2 cup) fresh basil, chopped

100 g (1 cup) shredded parmesan cheese

20 g (1/2 cup) fresh parsley, chopped

1 egg

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Add olive oil and butter to a skillet on medium-high heat. Once warmed, add the carrot, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

3. Once the vegetables have caramelized, add in the ground beef, pork, salt, pepper, and tomato paste. Stir to combine, breaking up the pieces of meat, until the meat has browned.

4. Once the sauce is dark brown and starting to stick slightly to the bottom of the pan, add the red wine. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the cooked brown bits.

5. Once the wine comes to a simmer, add in the diced canned tomatoes, and stir to combine.

6. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better!) and then set aside.

7. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, basil, Parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

8. In a 9 x13-inch (23x33 cm) glass baking pan, add a layer of bolognese to the bottom. Top with noodles, then spread a layer of ricotta.

9. Repeat with another layer of bolognese, noodles, ricotta, noodles, bolognese, extra mozzarella, and Parmesan.

10. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.

11. Remove the foil and bake again for an additional 15 minutes until the cheese on top has browned and the bolognese is bubbling.

12. Slice and serve.

13. Enjoy!

Inspired by:

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/1629-lasagna-bolognese-simplified?incode=MCSCD00L0&ref=new_search_experience_1

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