Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Lasagna

I think the way I make lasagna can definitely be improved, but I made it today so thought I might as well share how I make it, and maybe that way if there's any tips/improvements you could suggest, so we will all learn a thing or two :D



For this recipe I used a large bolognese sauce jar, which you get from any supermarket. If not, I would suggest you replace it with a tin of chopped tomatoes, oregano, thyme, mixed herbs and other things you fancy :). You can also make your own white sauce, but didn't bother when I had the jar waiting for me in the cupboard lol :)

Usually you add mushrooms in the lasagna, but I didn't have any today. So here it goes..

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 7-8 people
  • Prep time: 30-35 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins

What you will need:

Splash of olive oil
1/2 kg minced meat
4 onions, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp salt, 
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp garam masala
1 large jar bolognese sauce
5 tbsp tomato puree
1 can sweetcorn
2-3 lasagna sheet packets (250g each)
1 jar lasagna white sauce
cheddar cheese and mozzarella for topping

How to make:

1) Heat the olive oil in a pot, and cook the minced meat on medium heat until the meat changes colour. Drain any excess liquid, then add to the meat the onions and garlic. Leave till the onions start changing colour

2) Add the salt, black pepper, cinnamon, garam masala to the mixture and mix

3) Add the bolognese sauce and tomato puree to the mixture, followed by the sweetcorn, and mix. Leave to simmer on medium/low heat for 15-20 mins

4) Get the oven proof deep dishes, place a little of the sauce on the bottom, then layer the lasagna sheets to form a layer. Add some of the tomato sauce, as well a few tbsps of the white sauce. Keep repeating this until you have used up all the sauce (I got two lasagna dishes prepared with the quantity I used above)

5) For the final layer, add the lasagna sheets, followed by 3-4 tbsp of the white sauce. Place the cheese on the top and leave the dishes for 10-15 mins outside before placing into the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 mins, or until the top layer has melted and has gone golden/brown





There was once a dish called lasagna, but then it was all gobbled up :) Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. The time I read the title of the post I said to my mum that we have to make lasagne as it's been long time since we last eat it! Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Lol sis, your comment made me laugh! :) No problem. I hope you enjoy it. Love lasagne!!

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  2. As-Salaamu alaykum sister did you cover this in the oven with foil? Or was it uncovered?

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    1. Wa alaykum alsalam - i did it uncovered...but covering it, then removing the foil 5 mins before time to remove from oven would also be good :)

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