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Lasagne

Lasagne

Gorgeous lasagne, sure to impress the eyes and taste buds

  • Preparation: 25 mins
  • Cooking: 50 mins
  • Serves: 6

What you need:

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 200g button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • l/2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 400g lean minced beef
  • 150ml red wine
  • 2 reduced salt beef stock cube, crumbled.
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 4tbsp Heinz Tomato Ketchup - Add more ketchup to taste
  • 1tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 6 fresh lasagne sheets
  • 100g reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated

For the Bechamel sauce:

  • 600ml semi-skimmed milk
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 30g margarine
  • 45g plain flour

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Crumble in beef and brown all over, about 5 minutes
  4. Add onion, green pepper, mushrooms, garlic and dried herbs; cook for 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables soften.
  5. Add in the wine and reduce by half before stirring in the stock cube, chopped tomatoes, Heinz Tomato Ketchup and worcestershire sauce; bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. To make the bechamel sauce, place the milk in a large nonstick saucepan, add the nutmeg and gently bring to the boil.
  8. In a separate saucepan melt the margarine and add the flour.
  9. Beat well and cook for two minutes.
  10. Remove the milk from the heat and add a little to the flour mixture.
  11. Combine well, and when all the milk has been absorbed, add a little more.
  12. Continue to do this until all the milk has been added, whisking continually.
  13. Layer the meat sauce, lasagne sheets and bechamel sauce starting with the meat sauce.
  14. Repeat layers until the dish is full, finishing with bechamel sauce.
  15. Sprinkle the grated cheese onto the top of the sauce.
  16. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  17. Remove foil and bake for 15 minutes or until golden, and heated through.

Cook's tip:

Serve this with broccoli on the side.

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Heinz Tomato Ketchup

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