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Dutch Oven – Beef & Sausage Lasagna


Sunday night we cooked lasagna. I had purchased the ingredients at the store Saturday night, and it took me 2 tries to get it right- I kept finding other things, and forgot to buy the pasta! We served it with a garden salad and drank Guarana, a brazilian fruit juice soda. Very tasty, if you try it, the bottle labeled ‘Antarctica’ is the best.

I browned the meat, and didn’t remove the heat. I went to an appointment, and my wife finished dinner. I forgot to tell her that we needed to remove some bottom heat, and it consequently burned. It was all my fault… but it tasted good anyway.

The secret to a good lasagna is to precook the pasta just a little bit. This softens them up so they are tender in the dish. Just boil water and add the pasta. Easy.

375 degrees
12″ dutch oven

1 box lasagna pasta
1 bottle spaghetti sauce
1 package ricotta cheese
1 tub cottage cheese
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground sausage
mozzarella cheese, shredded
dried garlic flakes

Brown meat in 12″ dutch oven, breaking up into small chunks season meat with spices when browning. Remove and set aside, leaving grease in dutch oven. Boil pasta while meat is browning. Set aside. Layer pasta, meat, cheese, sauce, and repeat until all ingredients are used. Remove some bottom heat and apply to the top, baking for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and dish is warmed through. Add mozzarella to top and apply top heat broiling the cheese to a golden brown crust. Serve with salad and fresh Parmesan cheese.

4 Stars

Bon Appetit!
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