Protein-Packed Dinner

Classic Lasagne

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Classic Lasagne

Classic Lasagne - A classic dish from Italy!

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1 hr 30 min.
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For the meat sauce
3 pounds ripe tomatoes
1 size onion
3 garlic
olive oil
22 ounces mixed Ground meat (beef and pork)
8 ounces Red wine
2 tablespoons Tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon Chili powder
freshly ground peppers
Nutmeg (freshly grated)
1 handful Basil (finely chopped)
For the béchamel
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons Pastry flour
34 ounces milk
6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
freshly ground peppers
freshly grated Nutmeg
To build the lasagna
butter (for greasing)
18 ounces Lasagne noodle (pre-cooked, from the pack)
6 ounces freshly grated Parmesan
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Preparation steps


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

For the meat sauce, rinse the tomatoes, blanch in boiling water, peel and cut into small pieces. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Heat some oil in a saucepan and fry the mince until crumbly. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and fry.

Deglaze with red wine. Allow to evaporate and then stir in the tomato paste. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt, sugar, and chili powder. Add the tomato.

Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat. Season well with pepper and nutmeg. Add the basil and stir well. Set aside, covered.


For the béchamel, melt the butter in a pot. Dust with the flour and saute. While stirring, gradually pour in the milk and boil. Cook for approximately 1 minute and then remove from the heat. Stir in the Parmesan and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.


To build the lasagna, grease a baking dish with butter and cover with lasagna sheets. Spread the meat sauce over the top and drizzle with béchamel sauce. Repeat with the rest of the lasagna sheets and sauce, ensuring the béchamel sauce is the last layer. Shower with Parmesan and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.


Cut into pieces and serve immediately.