Beef Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna is one of those favourites that everyone seems to love. Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta cheese, and meat sauce – you can’t really go wrong.


Beef Lasagna Recipe
 
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Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta cheese, and meat sauce.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 500g | 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ⅓ Cup Tomoto Paste
  • 2 400g | 14 oz Tins of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 250g | 9oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • ⅓ Cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • Lasagne Sheets
  • 1 Cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. Finely dice the onion and cook for a few minutes over medium heat in a heavy based frypan with the tablespoon of oil.
  2. Crush the garlic cloves using a garlic press and add to the frypan and cook for a further few minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef to the frypan, breaking it up into pieces with a woodenspoon and cook over high heat until browned.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and add the oregano.
  5. Add the tomato paste and tinned tomatoes to the frypan and mix to combine. Simmer the sauce over low heat for minimum of 30 minutes but ideally 3-4 hours.
  6. To make the ricotta cheese part of the lasagna, add the ricotta cheese, egg, parmesan cheese, salt and nutmeg to a small bowl and mix to combine. Set to the side.
  7. To assemble the lasagne add half of a cup of meat sauce to a 25x20cm or 10x8 inch baking dish.
  8. Cover the meat sauce with lasagne sheets then ⅓ of the ricotta cheese mixture, ¼ of the mozzarella cheese, and a cup of meat sauce. Continue this process 3 times for 3 complete layers.
  9. For the final layer add lasagne sheets to cover, add the remaining meat sauce and spread out evenly and top with the remaining ¼ of the mozzarella
  10. Bake the lasagna in a 180C | 350F oven for 40-50 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
  11. Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.