Lasagna Recipe: How To Make: Beef and Cheese Lasagna: Diane Kometa: Dishin With Di # 163

hi I'm Diane cometa and today on dishing with die I'm going to show you how to make lasagna this is a classic Italian dish with 3 cheeses and a delicious meat sauce a definite crowd-pleaser so let's get started audition would die I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love lasagna and for me the most important part is the sauce so in this recipe I made a really nice hearty meat sauce it's really thick and it's very tasty so let me show you how I did this start by heating a large pot over medium-high heat and add in some olive oil then add in some finely chopped onion and season those with a little bit of salt and some freshly ground black pepper and cook those for about 2 minutes until they're nice and soft then add in some lean ground beef and chop that up into nice fine bits and cook the meat until it's very nicely Brown then add some finely minced garlic and toss that around for about 30 seconds until it's very fragrant then mix in some tomato paste pour in some Marsala wine or the red wine of your choice and scrape up those flavorful brown bits from the bottom of the pot and stir and cook this for about 2 minutes and then pour in some tomato sauce then rinse each cam with a little bit of water to get out that extra sauce from the bottom and then pour that into the sauce give that a nice mix through and now come in with some seasonings dried oregano dried basil add a little sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes and a little bit of light brown sugar season that with a little bit more salt give that a nice stir and get everything thoroughly combined and when the sauce begins to bubble and simmer reduce the heat to medium-low then partially cover the pot with a lid and cook that for about two and a half hours during occasionally until it's nice and thick then take that off the burner and let that cool off a bit and that's when you're going to get your pot of water ready for your lasagna noodles and you want a nice big pot I usually use like an 8 quart pot and then get that water boiling season it with some salt throw your noodles in there and let those cook according to the package directions so while that's happening that's what I usually make my cheese filling so we have three cheese's here so the first is some whole milk ricotta cheese then I have some whole milk mozzarella that shred it and then I have some finely grated Parmesan cheese and you want a nice big bowl because you're going to mix these ingredients together so into the bowl add in your mozzarella cheese and I have some additional mozzarella and Parmesan cheese that we're going to put on the top so the cheeses don't stop here so put in your Parmesan cheese too and then I have some fresh parsley that I've chopped up nice and fine and this adds a really nice flavor if you don't have fresh you could use dried but the fresh does taste a little bit better in the cheese and then I have some eggs here and I'm just going to lightly whisk these I like to crack them in a separate bowl just to make sure I don't get any shells or anything and the eggs are important because that's going to hold the cheese's together so when you get this thing in the oven and everything gets really hot you don't want the cheese is to start just oozing out so when the eggs are in there it keeps everything together and keeps it gives you that real nice layer of cheese so we want to season this a little bit so I'm going to add some fresh ground black pepper to it and a little bit of salt I'm not going to put too much salt in because the Parmesan cheese is already a little salty so we don't want too much so just put a little that and it's a sea salt I like the sea salt in here and then you just want to mix this through until it's really thoroughly combined and there we go that's combined and then I took a 9 by 13 inch baking dish and I greased that with some nonstick spray you could also use olive oil if you want to now at this point you want to pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees and put your rack in the center position so your noodle should be about done cooking at this point and you want to drain those off and then what I like to do is grease a baking sheet with some nonstick spray and then put the noodles on there nice and flat so that they cool off so that I can handle them I also separate them with a piece of parchment paper so that's what I have right here so now we're ready to put the whole thing together so into your baking dish you're going to take some of your sauce and you just want to line the bottom just like this so just get a nice ladle full and spread that out so now we're going to get some noodles on here so you take some of your noodles you just put your noodles down just like this and you want to kind of overlap them just a little bit so I put four down and then you're going to come over into your cheese mixture and you're going to put half of it onto the noodles so don't just put like a big blob in the center because then it's going to be hard to spread it out so let's put a little bit down all over this is going to be real nice and cheesy and then just go ahead and get either a spatula or you could use the back of a spoon either way and you're just going to spread that out in a nice layer that looks beautiful doesn't it oh and now we're going to put some sauce on there so what I like to do to try to keep track of how much I'm putting on is I have a measuring cup and I'm just going to pour this right down the center and I usually like to put like about a cup and a half just like that and then I'm going to go and just spread this out nice and evenly when you do make this recipe you're going to see that you have more sauce than you need and I do that because I like to have extra left over to either put on the plate or I like to just have that extra you know if you're going to cook something for that long why not have a little extra what I always say is more is better than not enough right okay so now on top of that meat sauce you're going to put more noodles so you're just going to repeat your layering the rest of your cheese is going to go on and then we're going to top this with another layer of noodles and then some more sauce on top just want to make sure all of your noodles are covered with the sauce and now we're going to top it off with some more cheese as if there's not enough okay so we have some more mozzarella cheese and I have some more finely grated Parmesan cheese so is sprinkle that over and a nice even layer and then we're just going to top that off with the parmesan just sprinkle that over the top look at that oh that is a meal fit for a king beautiful so now we have to bake this so you're going to cover this up and what I like to do is get a piece of foil and I spray it with some nonstick spray on the underside so it doesn't stick to the cheese and then you're going to put this over top of your dish and make it tight so that it's not like touching the cheese if possible and then just seal that up and then it could bubble over a little bit so what I also do is take a baking sheet and I put some foil on that because I don't feel like cleaning up the baking sheet and then I put that on top of the baking sheet now you're going to take this whole kit and kaboodle and put this into your oven for about 30 minutes with the foil on and then you're going to remove the foil and leave it uncovered for about another 15 minutes until that cheese on top gets a little bit Brown and then let it rest for about 20 minutes before you slice into that beauty and then put a piece of that beautiful lasagna on a plate and garnish it with a little bit of basil and that is something you would be happy to serve any of your guests so let's just take a slice right here let's just grab some of this and dig in flavor the meat sauce is so delicious you would be crazy not to make this it is out of this world it is definitely something that your guests would be impressed with it's not over-seasoned there's not too much cheese it's just the perfect balance of everything and I think you're really going to like it you might also like some of my other lasagna recipes so go get this with the meat sauce recipe and the ingredients on my website edition with DICOM and I hope I made your life a little easier more enjoyable and delicious I'll see you next time malai

42 thoughts on “Lasagna Recipe: How To Make: Beef and Cheese Lasagna: Diane Kometa: Dishin With Di # 163

  1. Hi Diane, I just want to say that this is the best recipe ever! I have been eating lasagna in my most loved restaurant and I said to myself that one day I will make my own lasagna. And wow, this recipe brings back the yummy goodness of my favorite lasagna. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! You inspire people who loves to cook like me! Please keep on posting more videos. Love lots! πŸ˜‰

  2. Hey Diane, your so beautiful and your cooking would make any man happy. To be honest i enjoy the show because you make it feel like its being all made from a loving wife or mother which i hope you understand is a compliment. thank you!

  3. I seriously had to look up your lasagna recipe all over YouTube to find your channel again to see if I was still subscribed or not! I was all along, but I just noticed that was your last video you posted !!! 😩

  4. When is she gonna come back!!! I MISS HER😭😭😟!!! LIKE IF YOU WANT HER TO COME BACKπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  5. Love your channel.Β It strikes the perfect balance between showcasing and explaining the process, not skipping any details that pros take for granted. IΒ made a slightly altered version of your mini cheesecake for my sister and she loved it!Β ^^

  6. Di this is a terrific recipe & such an informative video….personally instead of salt I added a vegetable stock cube for the taste but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. The hint on the eggs keeping the cheese layer together is brilliant & it certainly does work. This is now a regular Friday night meal here. Thank you.

  7. Love your recipes! I am from Philly too, and have been living in California for 20 years. I was wondering if you had a recipe for Porkette sandwiches? I remember people would make it in a crockpot for the eagles game. Thank you for what you do, and best of luck on all your ventures!

  8. Di we all miss u please come back soon I love your recipes and still use them to this day. Please please please reply to my comment and tell me when you are coming back!!!! Hope you come back soon

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