Dutch Oven Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 pounds lean ground beef

23 ounces spaghetti sauce

9 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

3 eggs

2 cups cottage or ricotta cheese

cup grated Parmesan cheese

13 lasagna noodles

1 teaspoon oregano

cup hot water

Preparation:

Preheat the Dutch oven. Brown the ground beef. When done remove the beef to a large mixing bowl. Add the spaghetti sauce to the beef and mix well. In another bowl, add the cottage or ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese (reserve a few ounces for later), eggs, and oregano, and mix well.

Place the layers in the oven in the following order: Break up four lasagna noodles into the bottom of the oven. Spread about 1/3 of the meat mixture over the noodles. Spread of the cheese mixture over the meat mixture. Break up five noodles and place over the top of the preceding mixtures. Spread of the remaining meat mixture over the noodles. Spread the remaining cheese mixture over the meat mixture. Break up the remaining noodles and place over the cheese mixture. Spread the remaining meat mixture over the noodles. Pour the hot water all around the edges of the oven. Place the lid on the oven and bake one hour or until done. Check frequently.

Hints: This recipe works well with charcoal (12 briquettes on bottom and 12 on top). Cooking time can be reduced by pre-cooking and draining the lasagna noodles.