Note: Cooking time can be reduced by pre-cooking and draining the lasagna noodles.
Dutch Oven Lasagna
1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef
23 oz spaghetti sauce
9 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
2-1/4 cup cottage or ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
13 lasagna noodles
1-1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/4 cup hot water
Preheat the Dutch oven and 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.
Now create lasagna layers in the Dutch 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 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the meat mixture. Break up five noodles and place over the top of the preceding mixtures. Spread 1/2 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.
This recipe works well with charcoal (12 briquettes on bottom and 12 on top).
Dutch Oven Lasagna #2
1 box lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 pound ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) tomato sauce
1 pound mozzarella, grated or cut into strips
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 container of cottage cheese
First make the meat sauce mixture: Brown hamburger meat in skill and drain. Add the spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce to meat mixture.
Now make the cheese mixture: mix the eggs, and all the cheeses together in a mixing bowl.
In a large Dutch oven layer as follows: ½ sauce mixture, layer of noodles, ½ cheese mixture, repeat. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour in a 12” oven with 17 coals on top and 8 coals on the bottom.
P.S., If you would like some more delicious Dutch oven recipes, I recommend 101 Things to Do With a Dutch Oven.