The Best Lasagne
Ultimate Family Friendly Lasagne Recipe
8 - 10
Beef + Lamb New Zealand
We believe some things in life are worth taking a little time over, and lasagne is definitely one of them. It's one of the world’s most beloved meals, and for good reason; it’s tasty, rich, comforting soul food. This recipe makes a huge lasagne, so it’s great for a crowd – or make two smaller ones and freeze one.
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1kg Quality Mark beef mince
5 garlic cloves
2 celery stalks
1/2 cup tomato paste
2 cups beef stock
1 cup red wine
2 x 400g canned chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp fresh oregano
or 2 teaspoons dried
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 anchovy fillets
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 large handfuls spinach
400g lasagne sheets
1/2 cup white flour
3 1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated tasty Cheddar cheese
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
To Make Mince Filling
To Make Cheese Sauce
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
In your largest frying pan, heat a little oil over a high heat. When the pan is hot, add half the mince, breaking up the big lumps quickly with a wooden spoon.
Leave the mince to sizzle until the underside is browned, then stir and brown the other side.
Set aside and repeat with the remaining mince.
Discard any excess fat from the pan, replace over a medium heat and add a dash of oil.
Add the onions, garlic, carrot and celery, and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes until soft.
Add the mince back into the pan with the tomato paste, stock, wine, tomatoes, oregano, sugar, anchovies (if using), and balsamic vinegar.
Simmer gently for 25-30 minutes or until reduced to a thick sauce.
Add the spinach with 5 minutes to go. Season to taste.
Nutrition Information per Serving (360g)
Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).More info
* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)