Lasagna

Garfield once said (while paraphrasing Will Rogers) “I never met a Lasagna I didn’t like.” This particular Lasagna is easy to prepare and tastes great. It’s basically a combination of meat base (mince meat, chopped onions, and garlic) combined with a jar of tomato based spaghetti sauce, a little oregano, layered in with grated cheese between sheets of lasagna, and topped with a Carbonara sauce and more cheese.

Ingredients (3 serves)

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 300g minced beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 packet of lasagna sheets
  • 1 jar of a tomato based spaghetti sauce (for example I used a 375g jar of Bolognese Sauce)
  • 450g Carbonara sauce
  • 1 cups of grated cheese for the layers
  • 1/2 cups of grated cheese for the top

Method

  1. start preheating the oven for 180 C
  2. heat oil in frying pan
  3. add onion and garlic and cook for about 5 min.
  4. add mince meat and oregino, mix together and cook for a further 15 min. or so until the mince meat has browned
  5. add the tomato-based sauce to the mix and stir though
  6. let the mixture simmer for a further 10 or 15 minutes stirring occasionally (note: the mixture should be semi-liquid but if your combination looks too dry just add a little water or tomato juice
  7. prepare the lasagna dish by coating the sides and base with butter or margarine
  8. spread about 1/4 of the Carbonara sauce over the bottom of the dish
  9. cover with the first layer of Lasagna sheets
  10. spread 1/4 of the meat sauce mixture over the Lasagna sheets then sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese over the top, then layer over more Lasagna sheets
  11. repeat the previous step another three times (bringing the total number of layers to 4)
  12. pour the remaining Carbonara sauce over the top, spreading the mixture evenly
  13. sprinkle the 1/2 cup of grated cheese over the top
  14. place in the oven and cook for 40 min. at 180 C

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