This is my boyfriends’s lasagna recipe and it is super cheesy and delicious. He changes it up each time but this is the basic recipe. The difference from many lasagna recipes is that you slice, not shred, the cheese. Also, you add Monterey jack into the mix.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 yellow and 1/2 red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 jars of your fav spaghetti sauce or make it homemade (see spaghetti n meatball recipe)
1 pnd mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 pnd Monterey jack cheese, sliced
1 pnd part-skim ricotta
1 small can black, pitted, olives, sliced
1 pnd lasagna noodles
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil and sauté onion until tender in large sauté pan. Add ground beef with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cook until browned. Dispose of grease and add spaghetti sauce. Meanwhile, boil noodles as directed on package. Mix ricotta cheese with olives and season to taste. Layer the lasagna by starting with sauce, noodles, a layer or ricotta mixture, noodles, sauce, mozzarella cheese slices, noodles, sauce, Monterey jack cheese slices, noodles, sauce…..until lasagna is complete.
Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for another 25 minutes.