Lasagna

  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • total: 1 hr 45 min
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  • Ingredients

    • Olive oil
    • 1 pound lean ground beef (chuck)
    • 1/2 onion, diced, about 3/4 cup
    • 1/2 large bell pepper (green, red, or yellow), stem and core removed, diced, about 3/4 cup
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 28-ounce can good quality tomato sauce
    • 3 ounces (half a 6-oz can) tomato paste
    • 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
    • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (preferably flat leaf), packed
    • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
    • Pinch of garlic powder and/or garlic salt
    • 1 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp to 1/4 cup sugar (to taste, optional)
    • Salt
    • 1/2 lb dry lasagna noodles (requires 9 lasagna noodles - unbroken)
    • 15 ounces Ricotta cheese
    • 1 1/2 lb (24 ounces) Mozzarella cheese, grated or sliced
    • 1/4 lb (4 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • A large skillet to brown the beef, bell pepper, and onion
    • A large pot (8 to 12-quarts) for cooking the pasta
    • A medium sized pot (3 to 4 quarts) to simmer the sauce
    • 13" x 9" x 2" lasagna pan, preferably pyrex or stainless steel (avoid aluminum pans if you can, they can react with the acidity of the sauce)
    • A large colander to drain the noodles
    • A couple large sheet pans to cool the noodles
    • A large slotted cooking spoon
    • A large wooden cooking spoon
    • A chef's knife or large paring knife to cut the vegetables

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 987 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 61 g 94.13%
    • Saturated Fat: 39 g 193.41%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 237 mg 79.05%
    • Sodium: 395 mg 16.45%
    • Calcium: 988 mg 98.75%
    • Potassium: 553 mg 15.8%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 18.31%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 25.62%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 60 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 41.55%
    • Vitamin C 0.01%
    • Vitamin D 11.63%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat7
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy3 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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