Hearty Meaty Lasagne

 

APFK RATING: BEGINNER

I cooked lasagne again! My host family and I were all craving a wholesome hearty meal, so I decided to do a simple lasagne. The boys are meat heads, so added some extra meat. 

What you will need: 

  • Mince beef
  • Lasagne pasta sheets
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Carrot, 1 Celery (veg or your choice)
  • 4 Slices of bacon *
  • 4 Slices of salami *
  • 1 Can of diced tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce/paste
  • Red wine
  • BBQ sauce
  • Worcestershire
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1000g Milk
  • 100g Plain flour
  • 80g Butter
  • 1 – 2 Pinches nutmeg
  • Grated cheddar cheese

*Your choice of quantity.

Method: 

1. Prep all your veg and set aside. Always best to be prepared!

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2. In a large frying pan. Drizzle some olive oil, wait a sec to heat up and then add your garlic and onion, stirring until turning brown. On a medium heat, add your mince in straight after, chopping it up into pieces with your spoon/spatula.

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3. Once the meat has turned brown, add the can of tomatoes, tomato paste, veg and extra meat. Stir.

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4. After you want to add all your flavour. Pour the wine in, now, I put in as much as I think is right, 100g, but it’s up to you. Add a couple squirts of BBQ sauce and 1 – 2 splashes of Worcestershire sauce. Then your seasoning. Stir well. Simmer for 20 – 30 mins on low heat.

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5. In the mean time you want to make your Bechamel sauce.

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In a pan add flour, butter and milk. Whisk until thickens on a medium heat. Then set it aside ready for the assembly.

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6. Oven 180C. Lightly grease a casserole/lasagne dish.

First cover base of dish with a thin layer of meat sauce. Place a layer of pasta sheets over the sauce, cover with Bechamel sauce and then sprinkle cheese on top. Repeat the layering process until all ingredients are used. Finish with a layer of Bechamel sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Add dots with small pieces of butter.

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7. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes.

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8. Allow the lasagne to cool for 10 mins before serving.

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Tips:

  • Serve with extra veg or salad. With some garlic bread mmmm!
  • Add lots of cheese, melted cheese is the best. You can use parmesan instead.

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