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Meatball Lasagna

For those who don't compromise we present to you, cheesy, gooey lasagna, stacked with layers of meatballs and ham.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • Basil leaves, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread, crumbled
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons wheat flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 12 ounces fresh lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped

Steps

  1. Season the ground beef with salt, pepper, onion powder and basil. Add one egg and the crumbled bread, and mix thoroughly. Shape into tablespoon-sized meatballs.
  2. Pour the olive oil into a hot skillet and cook the meatballs until done, turning to brown on all sides. Set aside.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter, add the wheat flour and milk, stirring constantly. Season with salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In an ovenproof dish, spread a layer of white sauce, a layer of lasagna noodles, meatballs, sauce, a portion of chopped ham, and a portion of grated mozzarella cheese. Repeat, ending with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley.