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Dutch Oven Lasagna

Serves 8

Brown meat in a preheated 12" Dutch oven. Drain off excess fat and remove to a large mixing bowl. Add the spaghetti sauce and mix well.

In another bowl, combine ricotta or cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Add to this the eggs and oregano and mix well.

Place the various layers in the Dutch oven in the following order: 4 noodles - 1/3 meat mixture - 1/2 cheese mixture 5 noodles - 1/2 meat mixture - rest of cheese mixture - rest of noodles - rest of meat mixture.

Pour the hot water all around the edges of the noodles.

Place the lid on the oven and bake for about 1 hour or until done. Check every 15 minutes for the first 1/2 hour.

When done, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

CHARCOAL HINTS: Place 12 briquettes on the lid and 12 underneath.

SERVING HINTS: Serve with hot garlic bread cooked in foil for about 20 minutes.

Source: Carol Pludums