The Best Lasagna

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This just might be the Best Lasagna recipe that you'll ever try. There are plenty of delicious lasagna recipes out there, but what sets this simple easy lasagna recipe apart from the rest is the homemade sauce recipe. This homemade sauce recipe has quality ingredients that make all the difference. With ingredients like ground beef, ground pork, crushed tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. You'll also find fresh chopped basil, fresh mint, and fresh oregano. Using fresh herbs makes this sauce recipe flavorful and takes the lasagna recipe to the next level. When it comes to any recipe it's important to pick the best ingredients that you can; it will make all the difference in your recipe. From fresh herbs and quality meat. For the simple easy lasagna recipe, you will need ricotta cheese, eggs, minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella.

Using the best meat that you can afford in this lasagna recipe is what makes it the best. Lately, you hear more and more about grass fed beef. You might wonder why more and more people are using this type of beef. When it comes time for cows to be moved to feedlots, there are some that will go to conventionally raised lots where they are often given drugs and hormones to help them grow faster, along with antibiotics to survive the unsanitary living conditions until they are ready to be used for meat. To compare those cows with grass-fed cows, who may get to live on grassland for the remainder of their lives. So generally speaking, grass-fed cows eat mostly grass, while grain-fed cows eat mostly corn and soy (which is unnatural to them) during the latter part of their lives. So while most cows start out on pasture, drinking milk and eating grass. It is, however, the conventionally raised cows that are later moved to feedlots and fed grain-based feeds, while grass-fed cows may continue to live on grassland. What a lot of people don't realize is that what a cow eats can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of the beef.

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Lasagna from The Hopeless Housewife

Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, ground beef, ground pork, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, red pepper flakes, fresh basil, fresh mint, fresh oregano, salt, pepper, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese eggs, garlic clove, grated Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, mozzarella cheese.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 479, Calories from Fat 154, Total Fat 17.1g 26%, Saturated Fat 9.1g 46%, Cholesterol 157mg 52%, Sodium 636mg 27%, Potassium 586mg 17%, Carbohydrates 35.0g 12%, Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%, Sugars 6.2g, Protein 46.5g, Vitamin A 29%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 49%, Iron 53%

The addition of crushed red pepper in this best lasagna recipe is just one of the things that add to the flavor of the final recipe. Crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes is a spicy condiment that consists of dried and crushed red chili peppers. You'll find this popular condiment is most often made from cayenne-type peppers. Crushed red pepper shakers can be found just like salt and pepper on tables at Italian restaurants and pizza parlours across the United States. Crushed red pepper flakes can be added to a variety of different cuisines. Thank you to Erika at "The Hopeless Housewife" site for sharing this simple easy lasagna recipe for the best lasagna. This is just one of the simple easy lasagna recipe ideas you will find on the site. Other recipe ideas you will find include appetizers, breakfast, beverage, side dish, holiday ideas, comfort food, soup recipes, vegetarian and so much more. *

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