This recipe produced the best beef lasagna that I have ever tasted in my life. It is 100% comfort food and if you’re looking at eating healthy then skip this recipe. It is far from healthy but is tastes amazing!
Beef Lasagna Ingredients
- 1 kg beef mince
- 150g pork sausage meat (Optional but recommended)
- 600ml full cream milk
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 250g lasagne sheets
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Grated mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 3 tsp dried oregano
- 2 x 420g tins chopped peeled tomatoes
- 150ml beef stock
- 2 heaped tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
Boil a kettle of water and pour it into a bowl, place your lasagna sheets into the water one at a time and allow to stand for about 10 minutes or so so that they par cook.
In a pan on a medium heat with a little oil add the onions and cook until they begin to soften. Add the pork sausage meat and fry for about another 3 minutes (Break them up as much as possible). Then add the beef mince and cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure that it is cooked through.
Add the tomato puree, tomatoes, beef stock and oregano. Allow the mixture to heat through, taste and season with salt and pepper and then leave it to simmer for about 30 minutes to reduce the liquid and thicken up while you make the white sauce.
While you waiting for the 30 minutes to pass you can make the cheese sauce. Take a small pot and place on a medium heat, melt the butter and then stir in the flour. You want the flour to cook but not brown so make sure you are stirring all the time and that your stove is not too hot. This should take about 3 minutes with the butter and flour mixture foaming. Now add the milk little by little and stir furiously to get a smooth consistency and you have used all of the milk. Now add the nutmeg, give it a final stir off the heat.
Take a 20x30cm or similar oven proof dish that is at least 6-8cm high and give it a light rubbing with some butter or spray and cook all over the base and add a thin layer of the meat sauce, then a layer of lasagna sheets, a thin layer of white sauce, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, then another layer of lasagna sheets and repeat until it is all finished. Sprinkle a nice thick layer of Mozzarella cheese over the top with another fine sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Into a 180 C oven it goes for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is brown and bubbling.
Allow to rest for about 10 minuets before dishing up.