Mom's Lasagna

2 pounds hamburger meat
1 Cup chopped onion (or 1 tsp onion powder)
2 clover garlic (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sweet basil
12 oz tomato paste
1 C tomato juice
1/2 C hot water
6 lasagna noodles
16 oz cottage cheese

Brown hamburger, onion and garlic. Drain meat. Add seasonings, tomato paste, tomato juice and hot water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cook noodles until tender in boiling water, while meat mixture is simmering. Layer in 9x13 pan noodles, cottage cheese, meat, noodles, cottage cheese, meat and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.