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Recipe #1 - Lasagna


It takes a little work, but it is worth it!

Time: 3 hrs 15 min

Serves: 12

Ingredients Quantity
sweet italian suasage 1 lb
minced onion 1/2 cup
ground beef 3/4 lbs
crushed garlic 2 cloves
crushed tomatoes 1 28oz can
tomato sauce 2 6.5oz cans
water 1/2 cup
sugar 2 tbs
fresh basil 1 1/2 tsp
italian seasoning 1 tsp
black pepper 1/4 tsp
fresh parsley 6 tbs
lasagna noodles 12 sheets
ricotta cheese 32oz
eggs 2
shredded mozzarella cheese 16 ounces
parmesan cheese 3/4 cup

Step 1:In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Step 2:Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg and remaining parsley.

Step 3:Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Step 4:To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.

Step 5:Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Source: Worlds Best Lasagna

Recipe #2 - Bacon Wrapped Hamburger

Bacon Wrapped Hamburger

This is great! The bacon makes the hamburgers so tender!

Time: 25 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients Quantity
chedder cheese(shredded) 1/2 cup
parmesan cheese(grated) 1 tbs
onion(chopped) 1
egg 1
ketchup 1 tbs
worcestershire sauce 1 tbs
salt 1 tsp
pepper 1/8 tsp
ground beef 1 lb
bacon 6 slices
hamburger buns 6

Step 1: Preheat a grill for high heat. .

Step 2:In a large bowl, mix together the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble in the ground beef, and mix together by hand. Form into 6 patties, and wrap a slice of bacon around each one. Secure bacon with toothpicks.

Step 3: Place patties on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Remove toothpicks before serving on hamburger buns. .

Source: Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers

Recipe #3 - BBQ Pork

BBQ Pork

This is so easy and very tasty. Serve on buns with French fries or potato chips.

Time: 4 hrs 45 min

Serves: 12

Ingredients Quantity
beef broth 14 oz
boneless pork ribs 3 lbs
BBQ sauce 18 oz

Step 1: Pour can of beef broth into slow cooker, and add boneless pork ribs. Cook on High heat for 4 hours, or until meat shreds easily. Remove meat, and shred with two forks. It will seem that it's not working right away, but it will.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Transfer the shredded pork to a Dutch oven or iron skillet, and stir in barbeque sauce.

Step 3: Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until heated through. .

Source: BBQ Pork for Sandwitches