Brown the ground beef, Italian sausage, onions and garlic in a pot until they start to look over a medium heat.It takes about 6 to 9 minutes to brown the meat.Remove the grease from the meat once it is finished browning.
Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water.Gently stir this into the cooking meat.
Add white sugar, fennel seed, basil, 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper.Gently stir these seasoning into the sauce.
Cover the pot and let the meat sauce simmer. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Soak 12 lasagna noodles.The lasagna noodles need to be soaked in hot tap water for 15 minutes.
While the noodles are soaking you can make the cheese filling.In a bowl put ricotta cheese, nutmeg, egg, 2 tablespoons Italian parsley and mix these ingredients together with a spoon.
Build the lasagna layers.
Use a 9×13 inch baking pan.
Spread 2 Cups of meat sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Remove your lasagna noodles out of the water bath. Shake water off wet noodles.
Lay 6 noodles across the layer of sauce.
Spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over the layer of noodles.
Spread 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese over the ricotta layer.
Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese over the mozzarella layer.
Spread 2 cups of meat sauce over the cheese layer.
Lay down the next layer of noodles.
Spread the remaining ricotta mixture over noodles.
Spread the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses saving some cheese for the top of thelasagna.
Put the last layer of meat sauce on the cheeses.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Cover with foil.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
Remove foil and bake uncovered for another 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes.