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The Best Lasagne

Ultimate Family Friendly Lasagne Recipe

8 - 10

Serves

45 mins

Prep Time

45 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

We believe some things in life are worth taking a little time over, and lasagne is definitely one of them. It's one of the world’s most beloved meals, and for good reason; it’s tasty, rich, comforting soul food. This recipe makes a huge lasagne, so it’s great for a crowd – or make two smaller ones and freeze one.

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High Iron

High Protein

The Best Lasagne

Ingredients

Lasagne

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1kg Quality Mark beef mince

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2 onions

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finely chopped

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5 garlic cloves

crushed

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1 carrot

grated

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2 celery stalks

finely chopped

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½ cup tomato paste

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2 cups beef stock

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1 cup red wine

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2 x 400g canned chopped tomatoes

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2 Tbsp fresh oregano

or 2 teaspoons dried

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1 Tbsp brown sugar

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2 anchovy fillets

finely chopped, optional

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2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

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1½ cups spinach

chopped

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400g lasagne sheets

Cheese Sauce

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100g butter

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½ cup white flour

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3½ cups milk

warmed

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2 cups grated tasty cheddar cheese

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1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Method

To Make Mince Filling

To Make Cheese Sauce

To Assemble

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2

In your largest frying pan, heat a little oil over a high heat. When the pan is hot, add half the mince, breaking up the big lumps quickly with a wooden spoon.

3

Leave the mince to sizzle until the underside is browned, then stir and brown the other side.

4

Set aside and repeat with the remaining mince.

5

Discard any excess fat from the pan, replace over a medium heat and add a dash of oil.

6

Add the onions, garlic, carrot and celery, and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes until soft.

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7

Add the mince back into the pan with the tomato paste, stock, wine, tomatoes, oregano, sugar, anchovies (if using), and balsamic vinegar.

8

Simmer gently for 25-30 minutes or until reduced to a thick sauce.

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Add the spinach with 5 minutes to go. Season to taste.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (490g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2668 kJ (635 kcal)

Protein

39.6g

Total Fat

30.9g

Saturated Fat

15.6g

Carbs

42.4g

Sugars

12.5g

Sodium

619mg

Iron*

5.0mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)