420 Recipe: Bacon Lasagne

Description: 

Its 420 and if you're like many of those who will be celebrationg you're gonna be as hungry bear at a picnic.  We've got four recipes this is the first and probably my favorite.  I don't get to pig out like this often because I try to eat as healthy as possible but if you're going to throw caution to the wind throw it far. 

Ingredients: 

1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
    1 1⁄2 smoked bacon
    1⁄2 lb Italian sausage
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 1⁄2-2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
    1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper (or to taste)
    1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon dried basil
    2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped (or canned chopped tomatoes)
    2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
    24 ounces cottage cheese or 24 ounces ricotta cheese
    2 eggs, beaten
    1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
    2 tablespoons parsley
    1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1 lb mozzarella cheese, divided
    12 -15 lasagna noodles

Directions: 
  1. Brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic.  Fry bacon but just enough.
  2. Add salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, basil, chopped tomatoes with juice, and tomato paste; stirring until well mixed.
  3. Cover and simmer 1 hour (or longer,but watch for getting too dry).
  4. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  5. Spray a 13 x 9" baking pan with cooking spray.
  6. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, pepper, 2 tablespoons parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 1lb of mozzarella cheese; In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture; repeat.
  7. Top off with layer of noodles and bacon; sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese; make sure to cover noodles completely.
  8. Bake at 375F for 40-60 minutes, or until cheese mixture is thoroughly melted. (I cover w/ foil for about 40 minutes, then uncover for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Let sit for 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving.