The easiest and tastiest Lasagne to make when you are short of time! With only a handful of ingredients too!
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 6 Tablespoons flour
- 2 cups grated cheese
- 3 cups of milk
- Salt and pepper
- 500g mince
- 140g Sundried Tomato Pesto
- 1 1/2 cups Tomato Puree
- Salt & Pepper
Ingredients for Assembling
- 8 sheets Lasagne – 4 sheets in each layer
- 1 cup of cheddar cheese grated
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Make the mince first. simply add the entire jar of sundried tomato pesto to a medium-sized pan as well as the mince. Cook on medium heat and stir the pesto into the mince. Continue until the mince has cooked through.
Add the tomato puree and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In the meantime, make the cheese sauce. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to form a smooth paste. A whisk is crucial here – secret number 1.
Add the milk slowly, a little by little and you will see the sauce thickening (secret number 2 – add the milk bit by bit). Continue to stir the sauce to avoid lumps. The sauce will thicken and then you will add a little more milk and so on until all the milk is used up.
Add 2 cups grated cheese to the sauce and stir to melt the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Now, layer your Lasagne in a rectangular dish*. Start with a thin layer of cheese sauce on the bottom of the dish, followed by a layer of Lasagne sheets (1 used 4 per layer).
Now add half the mince mixture and follow that with a layer of cheese sauce and then another layer of Lasagne sheets. Add the last layer of mince and finish off with a layer of cheese sauce*
Sprinkle 1 cup grated cheddar on top
Bake for 35 minutes at 180 °C
My Dish was not much bigger than a 30 x25 cm dish
I have seen various different ways to layer the layers but the important thing is to not place the Lasagne sheets as the bottom layer – put a layer of mince or cheese sauce first.
Finish off with cheese sauce always.
This Simple Salisbury Steak will make for a perfect weeknight recipe idea to serve the family. Add in some mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies for the ultimate comfort food. An easy meal idea that is inexpensive and tasty
1 lb Lean Ground Beef 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs 2 tsp Ketchup
1 tsp Mustard
- tsp Worcester shire 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp Onion Powder Gravy:
- packets Brown Gravy Mix 2 cup hot Water
1 tsp Ketchup
1/2 tsp Worcestershire
Combine all patty ingredients in a large bowl and massage with your hands until ingredients are incorporated.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Cook patties on both sides until no longer pink.
Lower temperature to low.
Whisk together gravy mix and water until well blended.
Whisk in ketchup and Worcester shire and pour over patties in skillet.
Allow simmering until gravy warms and thickens.