Beef Lasagne

Beef Lasagne Our Winter Issue cover star is well deserving of the limelight! Nothing quite beats a warm and cheesy home-made beef lasagne on those chilly winter evenings. HANDS-ON TIME 45 minutes | TOTAL TIME 3 hours 15 minutes | SERVES 6-8 INGREDIENTS BOLOGNESE SAUCE (RAGÙ) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 kg beef mince 1 tbsp Italian seasoning 2 bay leaves ¼ cup tomato paste ½ cup red wine 2½ cups tomato passata/puree 2 tbsp sugar 4 cups beef stock BÉCHAMEL CHEESE SAUCE 75 grams butter 75 grams flour 3½ cups milk, warmed cup grated Cheddar cup Parmesan ½ tsp ground nutmeg 150 grams baby spinach, stems removed and roughly chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper TO ASSEMBLE 500 grams lasagne sheets Mozzarella, grated Parmesan, grated METHOD RAGÙ HEAT oil in a pot over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, celery and garlic. Cook for 5-6 minutes until soft Add the beef mince and dried herbs and cook until browned. (If there is a lot of excess fat in the pan, spoon some out). ADD tomato paste and red wine. Cook for 3 minutes. … Continue reading Beef Lasagne