Great Tastes of Manitoba

Beef Sirloin Lasagna

1 hour 45 minutes
Prep: 60 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes | Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp (25 mL) canola oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Peak of the Market onion, chopped (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 lb (500 g) ground sirloin beef
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) Italian sausage (mild or spicy) 250g package
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Italian seasoning blend
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1.5 mL) crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 (28 fl. ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) water
  • 2 Tbsp (25 mL) sugar or ketchup
  • 1-40 g package fresh basil, chopped (approximately 1/2 cup chopped fresh basic) divided
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 package 16 oz ricotta cheese/cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1.5 mL) nutmeg
  • 1 package 375 g express lasagna noodle, oven ready (1/2 package required)

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot on medium heat add oil, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, fennel seed, Italian seasoning, cook until onion begins to soften.
  2. Add beef and sausage, removed from casings, break up until well combined.
  3. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water and sugar. Simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and add fresh chopped basil (1/4 cup), stir and set to cool.
  5. Combine in a large bowl, ricotta, basil (1/4 cup), parsley, mozzarella, parmesan (1/2 cup each), egg and nutmeg.
  6. In a 9×13 inch baking dish ladle the beef sauce to cover the bottom. Arrange oven-rady lasagna noodles to cover the sauce. Add half the ricotta cheese mixture and spread evenly over the noodles. Sprinkle approximately 1 cup of mozzarella over the ricotta cheese. Layer a second layer of beef sauce, noodles, ricotta and mozzarella. Top with the remaining amount of beef sauce and cover with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 35-45 minutes.

Pairs well with 19 Crimes Shiraz Durif

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