Farmstyle Lasagne

Farmstyle Lasagne

Farmstyle Lasagne

Makes: 1 Large | Prep Time: 10 min | Cooking Time: 35 min | Baking time: 40 min | Chilling time 10 min

Ingredients

For the Lasagne

  • 250 g precooked lasagne sheets
  • 90 g mozzarella cheese thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

For the Meat Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 Stick celery, chopped
  • 500g minced beef
  • 2 rashers of bacon, rind removed and chopped
  • 1 x 410g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Cheese Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 50g of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a wide saucepan.
  2. Cook the onion, garlic, carrot and celery on low heat until soft.
  3. Increase the heat to medium, stir in the beef and bacon, break up any lumps with two forks.
  4. Stir while cooking till meat changes colour.
  5. Add the tomatoes cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Season the sauce to taste with the salt and pepper.

The White Sauce

  1. Heat the milk to simmering point, then remove it from the heat.
  2. Heat the butter in a small saucepan, stir in the flour and cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool
  4. Stir the milk into the flour mixture until blended.
  5. Stir on low heat until the sauce boils and thickens.
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Remove from the heat and cool a little before stirring in the cheese.

The Lasagne

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Grease a shallow, rectangular ovenproof dish.
  3. Spread a layer of meat sauce on the base of the dish top with cheese sauce
  4. Add a layer mozzarella, then a layer of pasta.
  5. Repeat these four layers until the dish is full.
  6. Ending with Cheese sauce.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  8. Bake for 40 minutes. (Until the lasagne is hot and bubbling).
  9. Stand for 10 minutes before serving
  10. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread (We prefer bread rolls)
  • This recipe calls for way more than are on our normal pantry shelf.
  • We like to treat our quest with something special.
  • Our local option for exotic products are extremely limited - most of the cheese ingredients are replaced with cheddar cheese.
  • I prefer using green lasagne sheets.

Recipe inspired by Truly Delicious 350 memorable recipes rediscovered for today's South African families - Readers digest

Photos - from Internet

 

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