What you'll need
- Ground beef (250g)
- Salt, pepper, oil, sugar
- Chilli or cayene
- Basil or Parsley
- Tomato sauce (300gr to 500gr)
- Ricotta or cream cheese
- No-boil lasagna
What you'll do
Heat a pan to high with some oil in it, and throw in the ground beef, salt, pepper, cayenne and a teaspoon of sugar until it's nicely browned. Remove the meat juices (if you want) and let it simmer together with the tomato sauce in a big saucepan for 5 minutes.
In the meantime, cut the mozzarella into small cubes and mix it with the ricotta (150 gr should be fine), finely grated parmesan, and one egg.
Now, pre-heat the oven to 190°C. It's important you buy no-boil lasagna noodles (if you have boil ones, you'll need to cook them first in pasta water! But with no-boil you can move directly to preparing your lasagna). Stack three layers of: red sauce, lasagna sheet, another lasagna sheet, cheese mixture, then red sauce, lasagna sheet, ... etc: the top layer should be a cheese layer.
Cover with aluminum foil and oven bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle in the finely chopped basil or parsley, and cook 10 more minutes. 1 hour from start to finish, and you're ready to go!