Lasagna With a Kick!

 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Minced garlic, divided

4 oz Bravado Spice Serrano & Basil hot sauce

15 oz Peeled, whole tomatoes

8 oz Mozzarella slices or shreds

1/2 c Olive oil

2 c Chopped onion

1.5 lb Ground beef

1/4 c Chopped parsley

1/4 c Chopped fresh basil

1 pkg Dry lasagna sheets

2 c Ricotta cheese

2 c Shredded parmesan

2 Egg yolks

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

3 tsp Black pepper

3 tsp Sea salt

STEPS:

1.  Mix ricotta, garlic, egg yolks, 1 c of shredded parmesan, and 1 tsp each of salt & pepper in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a pot, heat 1/4 c oil over medium heat. Sweat 1 c onion then add 2 tbsp garlic, 1 tsp each salt & pepper. Then crush half of the tomatoes with your hands and add to the pot. Add basil, and 1/4 c of Bravado Spice Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce, cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes. While it does, make the meat sauce.

3. In a large pan, heat 1/4 c oil. Sweat 1 c onion then add 2 tbsp garlic, 2 tbsp each salt & pepper. Add the ground beef and break it up with a spoon or spatula. Heat until cooked through and add 2 oz Bravado Spice Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce. Then crush the rest of the tomatoes and and add them to the meat. Mix and simmer, covered, for 30-45 min.

4. In a casserole dish, spread a layer of the tomato sauce. Then add a layer of the pasta, then the ricotta, then meat sauce, then the pasta, and so forth until the dish is full. You always want to spread ricotta on the pasta, and end with either the tomato or meat sauce. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese, cover, and bake for 45 min at 350°F. Then uncover and let it bake for  5-10 more minutes until the cheese on top browns a a bit.