Just A Mum's Lovely Lasagne
Lasagne for me is the ultimate comfort food, sure there are a few steps to getting it on the table but it is so worth it!! What you may know about me however is that I
- Serves: 10 persons
- 1Packet Wide Lasagne (500g) or Lasagne Sheets
- Boiling Water
- 1Tablespoon Oil
- 1teaspoon Crushed Garlic
- 1teaspoon Mixed Herbs
- 800grams Beef Mince
- 150grams Mushrooms (Optional)
- 1Can Watties Pasta Sauce (I use Tomato & Herb Flavour)
- ½Can of Water
- 60Grams Butter
- 60Grams Plain Flour
- 3Cups Milk
- 2Cups Grated Cheese (Strong Cheese, I use Tasty)
- Salt & Pepper
- ½- 1 Cup Grated Cheese (I use Tasty)
Step 1Cook your pasta as per packet instructions until al dente - run under cold water once done and set aside.
Step 2Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and heat the oil, add the garlic and herbs and cook for 1 minute.
Step 3Add the mince and breaking up the mince brown until all the meat is cooked through.
Step 4Carefully drain off any excess liquid & fat.
Step 5Add the pasta sauce and half a can of water to rinse out the can to the browned minced.
Step 6Stir carefully to fully combine
Step 7If using mushrooms add the cleaned and sliced mushrooms to the meat mixture.
Step 8Simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes or until the liquid has reduced, stirring often to avoid burning.
Step 9Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to use.
Step 10In a small saucepan add the butter and melt completely over a low heat.
Step 11Add the flour to the melted butter and mix well.
Step 12Allow this mixture to slightly change colour and begin to bubble.
Step 13Remove from the heat.
Step 14Add the milk, half a cup at a time, whisking well between each addition to ensure no lumps.
Step 15Once completely incorporated put back on the low-medium heat and allow the sauce to thicken, stirring often to ensure it does not catch.
Step 16Once the sauce is thick and silky remove from the heat, approximately 5-8 minutes
Step 17Add the cheese and whisk well then season with salt & pepper (just a few dashes of each)
Step 18Set aside until ready to assemble the dish.
Step 19In a large dish or casserole pan lay a single layer of the drained lasagne or pasta
Step 20Spoon on half the mince mixture over the top and spread evenly, careful not to disturb the pasta too much.
Step 21Spoon on half the cheese sauce and spread evenly
Step 22Add the next portion of lasagne or pasta, in a single layer completely covering the cheese sauce.
Step 23Then repeat with the other half of the mince mixture, and finishing with a generous covering of the cheese sauce
Step 24Add the final portion of grated cheese to the top of the Lasagne.
Step 25Into a preheated oven of 210C cook the Lasagne until Golden Brown - approximately 25-30 minutes.
Step 26Serve the Lasagne hot with a green salad and garlic bread for a delicious meal!
Step 27Will freeze well. Simply allow to cool in the fridge, then slice into portion sizes and pop into ziplock bags or airtight containers and freeze. Allow to thaw in the fridge and reheat until piping hot when ready to serve.