To save time, you can use 6 1/2 cups of your favorite prepared spaghetti sauce for the 8 sauce ingredients (chopped parsley through water). Stir the prepared sauce into the drained beef mixture. Continue as directed in step 4.
Be sure to spread the sauce evenly over the bottom of the glass baking dish. It is necessary to have sauce on the bottom and top of the uncooked noodles because the steam from the sauce cooks the noodles.
Spread 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish.
Arrange the 4 remaining uncooked lasagna noodles on top of the mozzarella cheese.