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Beef Lasagne

Beef Lasagne is one of those all-time family favourites, and this recipe is an absolute classic.

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

60 mins

Serves

6-8

Nut Free

$

Kiwi

Italian

Kids

Dinner

Found in "Essential Volume One: Best-Ever Meals for Busy Lives"

Ingredients

LASAGNE

350 g fresh lasagne sheets

1 cup basil leaves, torn (optional)

1 cup grated tasty cheese

WHITE SAUCE

70 g butter

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 tsp finely grated nutmeg

3 cups whole milk

Method

STEP 1

To make the White Sauce, melt butter in a medium pot until sizzling but not brown.

Add flour and stir over heat for 1 minute.

Add nutmeg and 1 cup of milk, stirring continuously until sauce starts to thicken.

Add remainder of the milk and continue stirring until a thick, smooth sauce is produced.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

STEP 2

To make the Beef Lasagne, preheat oven to 180˚C fanbake.

Spread 2 tablespoons of White Sauce on the base of a lasagne dish (about 25cm x 30cm).

Layer a third of the lasagne sheets over the White Sauce and top with half of the Bolognese Sauce and half the basil leaves, if using.

STEP 3

Spread 1 cup White Sauce on top, layer with a third more lasagne sheets, the remaining Bolognese Sauce, the rest of the basil leaves, if using, and another cup of White Sauce.

Top with the remaining lasagne sheets and White Sauce

STEP 4

Sprinkle with grated cheese and cover with tinfoil.

Bake for 40 minutes then uncover and bake a further 15 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

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