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- The best ever--well worth the time
- Jane W.
- 2 large yellow onions, chopped
- vegetable oil
- 4 8 oz (224 grm). cans tomato sauce
- 3 large cans diced tomatoes, plain or seasoned (or chopped fresh tomatoes)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) oregano
- 2 tsp (10 ml) parsley
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) sugar
- 3 lbs (1.4 kg). pork tenderloin or pork roast
- 2 lbs (.9 kg). hamburger
- salt, pepper and garlic salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) oregano
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) grated parmesan cheese
- 3 slices bread made into crumbs
- 2 eggs
- Cheeses, grated for layering (quantity to taste):
- 1 16 oz (448 grm). package lasagna noodles
- In a dutch oven, cook chopped onion in oil until translucent.
- Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
- Stir in salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and sugar.
- Bring to a low boil, cover and reduce heat.
- Simmer while preparing other ingredients, adding a little water if needed.
- Trim and wash pork; pat dry.
- Slice in bite-size pieces.
- Salt the meat.
- Brown thoroughly in small batches in a little hot oil.
- Transfer meat to paper towels to drain.
- Add meat to sauce as each panful is cooked and drained.
- While last pan of pork is cooking, mix hamburger with seasonings, cheese, bread crumbs and eggs.
- Cook hamburger mixture in two or three batches.
- Drain well.
- Add to sauce, stirring well over low heat to avoid burning the thick sauce.
- Grate cheeses.
- Cook lasagna noodles as package directs, and turn out into collander.
- Remove sauce from heat.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees (175 C.).
- In large, deep lasagna pan or two smaller pans, layer ingredients:
- Cover bottom of pan with sauce, then lasagna noodles (cutting to fit pan if necessary), then cheeses.
- Repeat until ingredients are used up, finishing with cheeses and a little sauce.
- Bake at 325 degrees (175 C.) for one hour.
- This is quite a project, but well worth the results. It makes plenty for a big gathering, but the lasagna also freezes nicely and is good heated in the regular oven or the microwave. I suggest dividing it into smaller foil pans if it is to be frozen.
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