Lasagna

Ok so this recipe is not one of my particularly ‘fast’ recipes but it is delicious so thought I might include it

There are 3 components: the red sauce, the white sauce and the pasta sheets. 

For the Red sauce: Dice one onion and sweat in a pan on a medium heat with a little olive oil. After 5 minutes add a crushed glove of garlic and continue to stir for a couple of minutes before turning up the heat and adding 500g of mince beef. Brown the meat then turn the heat down, add a sprinkling of grated Parmesan, a teaspoon of dried basil, seasoning and a table spoon of tomato purée and stir for another couple of minutes before adding a tin of chopped tomatoes and a mug of beef stock. Stir well and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes whilst you make the white sauce. 

To make the white sauce: first melt 25g of butter in a pan then add 1 heaped tablespoon of plain flour and mix vigorously off the heat. Next return to the heat and slowly add 1 1/2 pints of milk a little at a time ensuring that you continue to whisk, slowly bring the mixture to the boil where it should start to thicken. Once thickened, add approx 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan, some seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs. 

Next start to construct the lasagna. You will need approx 15 sheets of dried lasagna pasta. 

Start by adding a ladle of the white sauce to the bottom of your lasagna dish. Next layer on the pasta sheet another ladle of the white sauce and follow with a heaped ladle of the red sauce, next add another sheet of pasta and then a ladle of white sauce ensuring the pasta is covered and then red sauce. You should aim for 3 layers of red sauce ending with a layer of pasta and the remaining white sauce poured all over the lasagna. 

Add a small sprinkling of grated cheese and bake in the over for approx 30 minutes on 190 fan 

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