1 Hour 15 Minutes intermediate Serves 10

Recipe: Brisket & Hot Link Lasagna

Pitmaster Stephen Lefkowitz of Sonny’s BBQ in Palm Harbor, FL. shares his take on the traditional Lasagna in this recipe, sure to be a Summer staple.

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You Will Need:

  • 1/2 lb. Chopped Brisket
  • 1/2 lb. Hot Links
  • 4 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, add a 1/2 lb Sonny’s Chopped Brisket, a 1/2 lb of Chopped Hot Links, 4 cups of spaghetti sauce, and a 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine 2 eggs, ricotta cheese, 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, parsley salt, and pepper.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Set remaining mozzarella cheese aside for later.
  • Add one cup of meat sauce to the bottom of baking dish.
  • Spread the mixture out evenly to form a smooth layer.
  • Cover the meat sauce with one layer of uncooked noodles (about 3).
  • Spread half cheese mixture over the noodles. Make sure to form an even layer that covers the entire dish.
  • Repeat process with another layer of meat sauce, noodles and cheese sauce. Then, add additional layer of noodles and top it with the remaining meat sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan over the meat sauce.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake in over for 45 minutes.
  • Remove dish from oven and take off the foil. Bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • Let Lasagna cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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