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Classic Lasagne


Another recipe that you just cannot beat-simple to make and tastes great. Goes great with some salad and garlic bread.

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INGREDIENTS

Ingredients:
1 onion, peeled and chopped
450g minced beef
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Pinch of mixed herbs
About 4 lasagne sheets
Parmesan cheese (optional)

For the white sauce:
Handful of plain flour
Knob of butter
About a glass of milk

OTHER INFO

For: 2
Vegetarian: No
Vegan: No
Cooking Level: Medium
Time to prepare:  30 mins

NUTRITIONAL INFO

PER MEAL
Calories622
LOWSugars10.34g
MEDFat30.05g
MEDSaturates14.92g
LOWSalt0.24g
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STEP 01

Turn on the oven to 180C

STEP 02

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Turn the heat on the hob up to high, heat a drop of oil in a frying pan and when hot, add the onion and stir.

STEP 03

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Once the onion is starting to turn brown, crumble the minced beef into the pan. Make sure the chunks of beef are nice and small, no big bits. If you need to, use your spatula or whatever else you've got to chop up the beef into smaller pieces when it's in the pan. The reason we do this is to get nice and fine mince when we eat it. There's nothing worse than big clumps of meat in the lasagne.

STEP 04

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Once the beef has turned a light brown colour, add the tin of chopped tomatoes and mix it in with the beef.

Sprinkle a big pinch of mixed herbs in there as well and mix together.

STEP 05

Turn the heat down to about half way and let the meaty mix gently simmer away.

STEP 06

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Get a small saucepan and chuck in your knob of butter. Heat it up over a low heat (about 4/5 if you're using electric, halfway if you're using gas)

STEP 07

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Once the butter is starting to melt, Add in a small handful of the flour and mix together with the melted butter. This will form what's known as a 'roux' (pronounced 'roo.'') Basically, a floury, buttery mix that looks pretty dry. So, pour in a drop of the milk and mix it into the roux.

Keep pouring in the milk a drop at a time and keep mixing with the flour mixture until you get a smooth and creamy looking sauce. This may take up to 10 minutes, so keep going. If it starts to look too wet and liquidey, add in a small handful of the flour, this will help thicken it up again.

STEP 08

Once the white sauce is looking like a white coloured sauce...place a lasagne sheet at the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Then place a spoonful of the meaty mixture on top and cover with another lasagne sheet.

STEP 09

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Keep layering up the lasagne, with meat, then lasagne sheet, then meat etc. until all the meat has been used.

STEP 10

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Then spoon/pour the white sauce over the top of the lasagne. Don't worry if it spills over and down the inside of the lasagne dish, we'll say it looks 'rustic.' It's nice at this point, if you've got any parmesan cheese knocking around, to sprinkle some on top.

Place in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the top of the lasagne starts to turn brown.

STEP 11

A nice tip at the end of the 20 minutes is to turn the grill on and quickly grill the top, making it nice and crispy. If you're going to do this, just keep an eye on the lasagne as it can burn quite quickly.

STEP 12

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Serve with some bread (or garlic bread) and salad.

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