5-Way Lasagna (Cincinnati Lasagna)

“Based on the Cincinnati Chili. I got this recipe from our local newspaper, "The Daily Press," in Newport News, VA.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large dutch oven, heat oil on medium high just until hot. Crumble ground beef into the heated pan. Add chopped onion and stir frequently until the ground beef is finely crumbled and completely brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium.
  3. To the browned beef mixture, add the tomato sauce, garlic, worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.
  4. Adjust to taste with cayenne pepper and salt, if desired.
  5. Reduce the heat to simmer and continue to cook, stirring from time to time, until ready to assemble the lasagna.
  6. Assembly:.
  7. Spray an 8x9x3 inch glass caserrole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Spread about 1 cup of the meat sauce on the bottom of the dish.
  9. Top with 2 lasagna noodles, 1 cup of meat sauce, 1/3 of the beans, and 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  10. Repeat this layer twice.
  11. Top with the last two lasagna noodles, remaining sauce and cheese.
  12. Spray a piece of aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray (or use non-stick foil) and cover the lasagna tightly.
  13. Bake for 50 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese bubbles.
  14. Remove from oven and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving.
  15. NOTE: If you do not have an 8-inch square, 3-inch high casserole, use an 8-by-11.5-by 2-inch glass casserole dish and make two layers instead of four.

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