21 December 2008

Homemade Cheats Lasagne

This is the regular lasagne that I make, usually makes 8 servings. It's partly homemade in that I can't stand jarred Bolognese sauce, and partly cheated since I've never made a white sauce nor pasta. Hopefully this will be rectified in the future, but for now, here's the recipe for an easy and delicious lasagne. :)

Ingredients :

Bolognese :

1/2 onion
450g minced beef
3 cloves garlic
1cm ginger
200g mushrooms
1 tin chopped tomatoes or 5 large tomatoes

White Sauce :

1 jar
1 batch homemade (Recipe to follow... someday)

Lasagne Sheets :

1 pack
9 - 12 homemade sheets (Recipe to follow... someday)

Method :

1. Chop onion, mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Chop tomatoes if using fresh.

2. Fry onion until softening.

3. Add in mince.

4. Half cook mince, add in garlic and ginger.

5. Fully cook mince, add in tomatoes.

6. Add in mushrooms.

7. Cover and cook for 15 mins.

8. Uncover and simmer for 10 - 15 mins to reduce liquid.

9. Assemble the lasagne :

a. Layer of lasagne

b. Layer White sauce

c. Layer bolognese

10. Repeat until all bolognese is gone. Top layer is :

a. Layer of lasagne

b. Layer White sauce

c. Layer cheese

12. Bake for 30 mins at 180 C in fan oven.

Serve with chips, salad or garlic bread.

Variations : use lamb mince, add in different vegetables such as peppers or carrot.

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