Lasagne

Lasagne

Ingredients

  • 2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 carrots (finely chopped)
  • 2 celery sticks (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic gloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (finely chopped)
  • tin of kidney beans
  • some mushrooms (7 or 8)
  • 400ml tins of tomatoes (x2)
    • Ideally one tin of plum tomatoes
  • 500g mince
  • A good chunk of cheese to grate on top
  • Italian seasoning
  • Some honey
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Tomato paste
  • Salt/pepper
  • Wine (if you have some, about 100ml)
  • Bechamel sauce
  • Homemade Pasta

Method

  • Make the homemade pasta as per the recipe above.
  • Make the Bechamel sauce as per the recipe above.
  • Add a good glug of olive oil to a big pan and set to a medium heat.
  • Add in the chopped onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and pepper.
  • Cook until softened.
  • If you have some wine, add at this time.
  • Add in the mushrooms and kidney beans, cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add in the tins of tomatoes.
  • Add a dash of balsamic vinegar and honey.
  • Add the italian seasoning.
  • Cook until it's warmed through.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in the mince, and fold into the sauce.
  • Cook on a low heat for about 45 minutes.
    • Generally, the longer the better.
  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Start to layer the lasagne.
    • Add a layer of sauce.
    • Add a layer of pasta.
    • Add a layer of bechamel sauce.
    • Add a layer of sauce.
    • Add a layer of pasta.
    • Add a layer of bechamel sauce.
    • Add a layer of sauce.
    • Spread the grated cheese on top.
  • Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.