Cook1 hr 30 mins
I really enjoy making this recipe and my husband enjoys the leftovers for lunch the next day. The meat sauce can be made ahead of time and even frozen for future use. Edit: I have changed the recipe slightly from original posting as I have been experimenting and have been able to make it firmer.
- 250 g lasagna noodles or 250 g lasagna sheets
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 500 g ground beef
- 2 (470 g) cans whole tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 125 g mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 60 g butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 125 g grated processed cheese
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- Cook noodles in large saucepan of boiling salted watter until tender, approximately 15 minute Drain Well. (Skip this step if using no-boil sheets).
- Meat Sauce:.
- Heat oil, add ground beef; cook until well browned; pour off excess fat.
- Add chopped tomatoes with liquid from cans, peeled finely chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, crushed garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary, salt, sugar.
- Bring to boil, stirring; reduce heat, simmer uncovered 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Cheese Sauce:.
- Melt butter in saucepan.
- Stir in flour, cook gently, stirring 1 minute.
- Gradually add milk, stir until sauce boils and thickens.
- Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Stir in grated processed and grated parmesan cheese, stir until cheese melts.
- Place one-third of noodles in greased shallow ovenproof dish.
- Spread with half of meat sauce, then third of cheese sauce.
- Repeat layers of noodles and sauces, top evenly with third layer of noodles.
- Spread last third of cheese sauce on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 350 F(175 C) 30 - 35 minutes.
I made this almost exactly to recipe, since I think I used about 400g of mushrooms LOL. My family and I love the things. And I also crumbled a beef stock cube amongst the beef while cooking, I like extra flavour. This was also my first time ever cooking lasagne!!! I was so proud of it, it turned out perfectly :D I'm just sad that it's not Winter, this isn't really a hot-day-food but I just had one of those cravings and couldn't help myself. Hehe, thank you for a great recipe :D
I loved this recipe. I added an extra layer of cheese to a layer on top of a layer of noodles. It's a keeper.
Just made it and loved it! Was yummy the next day for lunch too:)