Beef Lasagne … A Simple Homemade Recipe …
Ingredients …
  • 1 packet of Instant Lasagne Sheets (or fresh Lasagne Sheets)
  • Meat Sauce:
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500 g lean mince
  • 1 x 700 g bottle pureed tomatoes
  • 1 x 140 g can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  • Bechamel Sauce Mixture:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup grated reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
Method …
  1. In a large saucepan, add a dash of olive oil and simmer the onion and garlic until the onion is transparent.
  2. Add the mince and cook until browned, breaking up any lumps.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, bring to boil, simmer 10-15 minutes and leave to one side.
  4. To make the Bechamel Sauce, gently melt the butter over a low heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the flour, mixing well to avoid lumps. Return the saucepan to a medium heat and slowly add milk, stirring constantly until sauce boils and thickens.
  5. Preheat oven to 170C and assemble the lasagna as follows: Spoon ¼ meat sauce over base of lasagne dish. Top with lasagne sheets. Spread ⅓ white sauce over top of lasagne sheets. Repeat until all white sauce and meat sauce have been used making sure that the final layer is meat sauce. Top with grated cheese and parmesan cheese and sprinkle the breadcrumbs loosely over the top.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for approximately 40 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a final 20 minutes to allow the cheese topping to brown a little. Pasta should be cooked through and cheese will melt and brown slightly. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a little while to firm up and cool slightly.
Recipe by Mrs Organised at