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Meat Sauce Lasagna

1 12 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
8 ounces tomato sauce
6 ounces tomato paste
garlic powder, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
basil, to taste
oregano, to taste
2 eggs, beaten
24 ounces cottage cheese, large curd
6 lasagna noodles
8 slices mozzarella cheese (long rectangular slices, not small squares)
4 tablespoons parmesan cheese


Brown ground beef with onion in large pot. Drain grease and return to pot. Add tomato sauce & tomato paste, plus one can of water of each. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Cook 45 minutes or more. Just before you are ready to assemble the lasagna, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles, laying them flat. Do not break. Cook in boiling water for about 10-15 minutes, then drain. While noodles are cooking, mix eggs with cottage cheese in a medium bowl. Spray 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray. TO ASSEMBLE LASAGNA: Place layer of noodles on bottom of pan, cutting them to fit so they do not overlap. Spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese over the noodles. Place a layer of mozzarella cheese on the cottage cheese, cutting the cheese as needed to avoid overlapping. Spread 1/2 of the meat sauce on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with 2 oz Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers (noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, meat sauce and then Parmesan cheese). Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. NOTE: Lasagna can be assembled in advance and baked just before serving. Let sit for a few minutes before cutting.

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