1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
½ tablespoon sweet basil flakes
6 ounces tomato paste
8 ounces tomato sauce
3½ cups water
8 ounces lasagna noodles (~12 noodles)
1¼ – 1½ pounds mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 325°. Brown ground beef, onion, salt, sugar, chili powder, garlic salt and sweet basil flakes. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce and water. Simmer ten minutes.
Spread 1½ cups sauce across bottom of 9 x 13 glass pan, top with four uncooked noodles. Spread almost ½ pound of cheese over noodles. (make 3 layer as above) Pour remaining sauce over the top.
Bake 80 to 90 minutes. You may need to cover with foil at about 25 min to keep the top from getting too crispy.

Serves 6: Amy, Dan, Erin, and Connor with left-overs.

This recipe was in the compliation cook book Amy received from her mother when she graduated from high school.