This Meat Lover's Lasagna is a filling and delicious lasagna, perfect for Christmas dinner!. A rich meat sauce is filled with Italian sausage, ground beef, and topped with cheesy mozzarella!
In a large heavy bottomed pot, such as a Dutch oven, add the chopped onions, garlic, and olive oil. Cook over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until softened.
Add the ground beef and sausage. Cook for 10 minutes or until the meat is browned. Season with salt and black pepper.
Add the can of crushed tomatoes, white wine, and bay leaves. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for one hour. Skim any fat the comes to the surface of the sauce.
In a medium bowl, add the ricotta, eggs, chopped parsley, chopped basil, and dried oregano. Mix well with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients.
While the sauce simmers, bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat and season with two tablespoons of salt. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Remove the bay leaves from the meat sauce. Add a thin layer of sauce to the bottom of a baking dish.
Add a layer of lasagna noodles on top of the meat mixture.
Add a cup of the ricotta mixture and a cup of mozzarella cheese. Top with a layer of sauce.
Continue layering the noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture until the noodles are done. On the top layer, add the sauce and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes.