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Lasagne

Lasagne

Time

90 minutes

Serves

4

Cuisine

Mediterranean

Heat

Mild

Dietary:

Making this recipe

Ingredients

350g instant lasagna sheets
150g shredded mozzarella cheese
For the bolognese:
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
500g minced beef
800g tinned tomatoes
4 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp Paprika, Mild Sweet Spanish
1 tsp Smoked Garlic Powder
Dash of olive oil
 For the cheese sauce:
60g or 4 tbsp butter
75g plain flour
1L milk
200g shredded cheese
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of salt
A pinch of pepper

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Method

For the bolognese:

Step 1:

In a large saucepan, heat a dash of olive oil over a medium flame.

Step 2:

Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

Step 3:

Add the garlic and cook  for a further 1 minute.

Step 4:

Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, dried basil, dried thyme, dried oregano, paprika and smoked garlic powder and stir well.

Step 5:

Mix in the beef, salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

For the cheese sauce:

Step 1:

In a large pan, melt the butter over a low heat.

Step 2:

Add the flour and mix for 1 minute.

Step 3:

Add around 250ml of the milk and stir until the lumps are mostly gone.

Step 4:

Add the remaining milk and turn the heat up to medium.

Step 5:

Stir the mixture constantly until the sauce thickens and coats the back of the spoon.

Step 6:

Turn the flame off and add the cheese, mixing until everything has melted.

Step 7:

Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir.

To assemble the lasagna:

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Use a baking dish the same size as the lasagna sheets.

Step 2:

Add a smear of bolognese to the bottom of the pan then place a sheet of lasagna on top of the bolognese.

Step 3:

Add a helping of bolognese sauce and then a helping of cheese sauce.

Step 4:

Add a lasagna sheet, a helping of bolognese and then a helping of cheese sauce. Repeat one more time.

Step 5:

Add a lasagna sheet, a helping of cheese sauce and then sprinkle a handful of shredded mozzarella on top. Bake for 25 minutes until golden and bubbling.