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Cheesy beef lasagne recipe

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Taking the cheesiness up a notch, this classic lasagne is comfort food at its best.

To Prep 0:30
To Cook 1:30


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1kg beef mince
1 large brown onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/3 cup tomato paste
3 cups Fresh tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
5 fresh lasagne sheets
1 cup grated tasty cheese

Cheesy sauce

50g butter
1/3 cup plain flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese


Step 1
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook mince, in batches, until browned. Transfer to a bowl.

Step 2
Heat remaining oil in pan. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return mince to pan. Add tomato paste. Cook, stirring, to combine. Stir in tomato sauce and dried oregano. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Cool for 15 minutes.

Step 3
Meanwhile, make Cheesy sauce Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until mixture is bubbling. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Season.

Step 4
Grease a 10-cup capacity ovenproof dish. Line base with pasta. Spoon 1/3 of the mince over pasta. Top with 1/3 cup cheesy sauce. Repeat, finishing with pasta. Top with remaining sauce. Cool. Top with cheese. Cover with plastic wrap, then foil. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Step 5
Thaw lasagne in fridge overnight. Preheat oven to 1800°C/160°C fan-forced. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until lasagne is heated through. Stand for 10 minutes. Serve.


Energy 4093kJ
Fat saturated 29.80g
Fat Total 57.30g
Carbohydrate sugars -
Carbohydrate Total 52.30g
Dietary Fibre 6.90g
Protein 62.20g
Cholesterol 213.00mg
Sodium 870.00mg

All nutrition values are per serve.

Super Food Ideas - April 2012 , Page 59
Recipe by Kim Coverdale

Photo: Cheesy beef lasagne
Photography by Andrew Young 

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