Homemade Lasagne

A lasagne is a classic dish that everyone loves and homemade is the only way to enjoy them, in our opinion.  Everyone should have this recipe in their repertoire, so we are sharing a relatively simple, but very tasty version of the classic.

Ingredients (serves 8 or 6 hungry people)

  • 500g of lean mince
  • 2-4 Garlic cloves (size dependant)
  • 1 medium onion
  • I stick celery
  • 1 large carrot 
  • 1 Courgette
  • 10-12 Button Mushrooms
  • Tbsn tomato purée 
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes – we use napolina 
  • Lasagne sheets
  • plain flour
  • Unsalted  butter
  • Semi skimmed milk
  • herbs de Provence. 
  • Grated cheese
  • Nutmeg

Method

  1. Chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Heat a saucepan and add some oil.
  3. Sweat down the onions until they become translucent in appearance.
  4. Add the finely chopped garlic to the saucepan.
  5. Place the celery and carrot and cook for 5-8minutes. 
  6. Add the courgette and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  7. Add meat and heat until cooked. 
  8. Add a stock cube and Worcester sauce to taste. 
  9. Add the tomato purée, and tinned tomatoes.
  10. Bring the sauce to the boil and then simmer until the sauce thickens.

Make a bechamel sauce

  1. Melt 50g of butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the 50g of plain flour to the saucepan and stir till combined.  Once complete continue to heat for approx. 2 mins.
  3. Add 500ml of milk gradually and continue stirring for another 5-10mins until the sauce thickens.

layering the baking tray

  1. Meat layer first
  2. Then a layer of pasta sheets
  3. Then bechamel sauce.
  4. Continue this until the tray is full. Add a final layer of grated cheese and freshly ground nutmeg.
  5. Place in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 45 mins until the top is golden brown and bubbling.


      This is a relatively simple recipe to make and with the results being so delicious and tasty it will hopefully be a go to dish when you want a hearty, tasty dinner.

      Please try and share this recipe.  We’d love to see and hear on your results from this hearty, homemade dish.

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