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Budget Friendly Lasagne

Quick and Easy Family Friendly Lasagne Recipe

6

Serves

1 hrs 10 mins

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

This rich and comforting lasagne recipe is great for a crowd – or for a batch cooking weekend as it freezes well.

This recipe is based on Bunny Eats Design's original Extra Easy Lasagne recipe.

This rich and comforting lasagne recipe makes enough for six people and only uses six ingredients! It's great for a crowd – or for a batch cooking weekend as it freezes well.

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High Protein

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Beef,

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Ingredients

Lasagne

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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2 onion

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diced

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1 carrot

grated

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1x 500g jar tomato pasta sauce

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1 cup water

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375g lasagne sheets

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1 x 490g jar cheese pasta sauce

or béchamel pasta sauce

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1 cup grated cheese

From the pantry

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1 tbsp oil

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1 tsp salt

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1/2 tsp black pepper

Method

For the Lasagne

1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

2

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp oil.

3

Once hot, add the beef mince, onions, carrot, salt and pepper, breaking up any clumps of mince as you cook. Cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes until no pink remains.

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Stir in tomato pasta sauce and 1 cup water.

5

Cover and bring heat down to low.

6

Simmer for 10 minutes.

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Turn off heat, stir well and taste the sauce. Adjust seasoning if required.

8

Spread half a cup of meat sauce into an oven-proof lasagne-style dish (approx. 20 x 30cm).

9

Add a single layer of dried lasagne pasta sheets, breaking to size where needed.

10

Spread with meat sauce and then with cheese sauce.

11

Repeat layers until complete, finishing with grated cheese on top.

12

Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes at 200°C.

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Remove foil and bake for a further 15 minutes until golden.

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Rest for 15 to 30 minutes to allow layers to firm up before slicing and serving. Also makes for great leftovers!

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Nutrition Information per Serving (420g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2480 (593)kJ

Protein

35.4g

Total Fat

22g

Saturated Fat

10.4g

Carbs

60.1g

Sugars

14.8g

Sodium

1336mg

Iron*

3.25mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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