Simple Lasagne

31 Aug

Lasagna is a dish I am always trying to improve and find the best way of making because I am a very fussy person when it comes to my lasagna. There is many different ways of making a lasagna, my method tries to reduce the creaminess, as I don’t like creamy dishes, and really pack in loads of flavor while keeping it  simple and stable. There is no set rules to a lasagna so you can follow my recipe or feel free to chop and change bits of it to suit your taste. The main thing about a lasagna, in my opinion, is to have fun while making it or even get your kids involved. I hope you like my version of lasagna and enjoy!

Simple Lasagna

500g beef mince

1-2tbsp olive oil

400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2tsp dried oregano

1/2tsp dried basil

1-2tsp sugar

salt and pepper

6 lasagna sheets

1 ball of mozzarella, sliced

1/2 tub of ricotta

50g Parmesan, finely grated

1/2 tsp dried oregano

2 tomatoes, thickly sliced

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºc/375ºf and grease the bottom of a small square ovenproof dish.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the beef mince, onion and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until the mince is fully cooked. Add the tinned tomatoes, oregano, basil, sugar and season to taste.
  • Cook the lasagna sheets according to the packet instructions, then lay them out flat on the counter to cool slightly.
  • To assemble the lasagna, lay two lasagna sheets on the bottom of the dish, spread a bit of the ricotta on them, then lay out a third of the mozzarella in an even layer. Spread half of the mince on next, then repeat the steps, lasagna sheets, ricotta, mozzarella and mince.
  • Finally put the last two sheets of lasagna on then spread with a little more ricotta, the rest of the mozzarella and the Parmesan. Lay the sliced tomatoes on top, then sprinkle with oregano and season with saalt and pepper.
  • Bake in the oven until the cheese on top is melted and the tomatoes are slightly charred.
  • Remove and cut into squares and serve with a crisp green salad.

 

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