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Rosy Darling's Fantastic Lasagne Recipe

Rosy Darling's Fantastic Lasagne Recipe

29 Sep 2020

Recipe of the Month
Rosy Darling's Fantastic Lasagne Recipe

Ingredients Meat Sauce

1lb (500g)  Intwood Farm Minced Beef
1 Large Onion, chopped or 80g frozen chopped
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tin Tomatoes preferably chopped
1 Jar Ragu Sauce
1 Beef Oxo, 100ml boiling water
1 Tablespoon Tomato Puree
1 Tablespoon (Heaped) Branston pickle
Salt and Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Sugar (to taste)
15 Sheets approx. Lasagne 

Ingredients Cheese Sauce

425ml (15Fl oz or ¾ pt) Milk (at least semi skimmed but not skimmed)
40g Plain Flour
40g Butter (preferably)
150g Strong Mature Cheddar 
½ Tsp English Mustard (optional)

Prepare Meat Sauce
Put the mince beef, onion and garlic in a large pan and fry over high heat until the meat darkens and keep breaking the meat up
Add all remaining ingredients except the sugar
Bring to boil and reduce to simmer
Simmer until the meat is tender – minimum 45minutes to 1½ hours if possible
The meat sauce can be used in a variety of  other ways e.g. Spaghetti Bolognese or on Jacket Potatoes - always delicious

Prepare Cheese Sauce
Place milk, flour and butter in a pan and whisk
Place pan on the heat and whisking bring to boil – swop to wooden spoon once the flour is evenly mixed in
Simmer for 2 minutes and taste – if it tastes of flour keep cooking
Remove from the heat and add in grated cheese and mustard if using – keeping a little cheese for the top
Assembling Lasagne
Use a dish approx. 12” long and 7” wide and approx. 3” deep.
Ladle in meat sauce enough to cover the bottom of the dish
Cover with sheets of lasagne
Ladle over more meat sauce
Cover with lasagne sheets
Ladle over the rest of the meat sauce and then use 2tblsp’s cheese sauce just dotted about
Cover with lasagne sheets
Top with cheese sauce taking right to edges of the dish
Sprinkle with grated cheese
 This can now be frozen for another day if required

Cooking Lasagne

190°C or Gas 5
45 minutes or until really brown and bubbling.  Put a knife in to check lasagne sheets are soft

If you prefer, make up recipe and chill overnight then bake the next day.