Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beef Lasagna Recipe

Beef lasagna
Ingredients

250g instant lasagna sheets
2 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
500g beef mince
5 tbsp tomato paste
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp plain flour
2 cups milk
125g mozzarella cheese


Meat Sauce

Heat oil in saucepan. Add onion, carrot and garlic, cook until soft. Add beef mince, cook until brown. Stir into tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook gently for 20 minutes.

Cheese sauce

Melt butter in a separate saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes over gentle heat. Remove from heat, stir in milk. Return to heat, stir until thick and smooth. Season with salt, pepper and add mozzarella cheese, stirring over low heat until cheese melts.

Assembly

Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.. Pour 1/2 cup of meat sauce into lightly greased baking dish. Alternate layers of lasagna sheet, meat and cheese sauces, ending with cheese sauce layer. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese, bake in over for 35 minutes or until cooked through. Test if cooked by pricking with a fork. 

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