The World's Best Lasagna

How can you possibly say that any recipe is "the world's best"? There is no body of experts that control such titles, but a lasagna recipe submitted to AllRecipes in 2001 by John Chandler has some impressive statistics to back the claim.

Chandler is, by day, a 43-year-old salesman and father of two, a self-proclaimed “Southern boy” who lives outside Dallas and grew up on college football and barbecue. Online, Chandler’s fans know him differently: He is the creator of the World’s Best Lasagna, an artery-clogging tower of sweet Italian sausage, ground beef and ricotta cheese that has reigned as the most popular recipe on for more than a decade. It has earned 10,423 ratings and been “pinned” to Pinterest more than 25,000 times. AllRecipes estimates that 12 million people viewed it in the past five years alone.

Given the wild popularity of — it averages 20 million visits each month, according to analytics firm SimilarWeb — it’s entirely possible that Chandler’s lasagna is the most popular recipe on the English-speaking Internet.

I checked out the recipe, and found that it's not all that different from the lasagna recipe in my circa 1974 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, except I don't use any eggs. But when you want to make something delicious, you can't go wrong looking for a basic recipe for lasagna from the most popular recipe database on the internet. Link -via Digg

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I've never had a lasagna last long enough to be in any danger of drying out. But adding eggs would help with a little problem I DO have: when I mix ricotta, parmesan, pepper, and parsley, I end up tasting it too much, and the stuff's in danger of running out!
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I like "moussagna" (double the "s").

Locally, we have the "dossant", a better-named "cronut" (which sounds like a lesion that your doctor finds on physical exam - which, fortunately could be removed on an out-patient basis).
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