Beef Lasagna

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins




  • Meat Sauce: Heat the oil in a large fry pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and bacon and cook until the onion is golden and tender.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook a couple of minutes more.
  • Add the mince and cook, breaking up with a fork, until the meat has all changed colour.
  • Now add the tomato paste and "cook it out" for another minute or two before adding the wine.
  • Allow the wine to reduce a little, before adding the remaining sauce ingredients.
  • Simmer until reduced and thickened and a deep rich red/ brown.
  • *You could call this"cooked" in 30 minutes, but I like to let it simmer about 2 hours, stirring regularly to make sure it's not catching.
  • Add a little more broth or water if it looks like doing so.
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • Melt the butter, add the flour and stir well.
  • Allow to cook gently for about 2 minutes, then add the milk all in one go, and whisk briskly until heated and thickened.
  • Allow to cook a couple of minutes more on a simmer.
  • Add the cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Assembly of the lasagna:
  • Spread a little of the beef sauce across the bottom of your pan.
  • Cover with a layer of beef sauce and drizzle about half a cup of cheese sauce over this-no need to be too particular.
  • Cover with a layer of lasagna sheets.
  • Repeat the beef sauce and cheese sauce two more times, then a final layer of sheets.
  • Spread the remaining cheese sauce (there should be about 1 cup) over the last layer of sheets, and sprinkle with the shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 hour.
  • Allow to stand about 15 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.