Did I mention it was Mr M’s birthday today? 😉
As it was his birthday, I decided to make him one of his favourites…. Beef Lasagne.
Being a vegetarian, I have never actually tasted it, although people tell me it’s good.
I mostly just whack things in,according to the contents of the fridge/cupboards, but they do follow a set core recipe. It mainly involves:
….and of course that tricky white sauce? The all in one method. Thanks Delia.
1 onion, chopped
Garlic, to taste
2 beef OXO cubes
Extra lean beef mince
2 cans chopped tomatoes
Basil, to taste
*Miscellaneous other ingredients
50g plain flour
80g butter, unsalted
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cheese, grated, amount? To your preference!
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Put a dash of oil in a large pan, and cook the onion until soft. Crumble the OXO cubes over the top. Add the mince and cook for a further 10 minutes or so, or until nicely browned. Note: I do it in my nice big saute pan with a lid and poke it from a distance!
Add the chopped tomatoes. For this lasagne, I also chopped some carrots and peppers, adding the peppers to the onion, but boiling the carrots separately, then adding them at this stage – hidden vegetables! Add some basil, or other herbs.
Meanwhile, add the butter, flour, and milk to a saucepan, whisk until the flour is combined then stir until the butter has melted and it starts to thicken. Add salt and pepper to.taste.
Grate some cheese.
White sauce + grated cheese.
White sauce + oodles of grated cheese.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until it’s nice and crispy on top!