- 500g lamb or Beef or turkey mince
- 1- 2 large white onions
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tsp of Italian herbs
- A good shake each of Salt & pepper
- 1 garlic clove (crushed or chopped)
- 2 beef stock cubes
- Half a tube of tomato purée
- You can add a tin of bakes beans or grated carrot to pack it out a bit if need be, or even put both in. (I don’t like it with carrots)
- 1 box of Lasagna sheets
- 2x Coleman’s cheese sauce packet mix
First I start by chopping up my onions and mushrooms, I put these in a microwaveable bowl with a lid and put them in the microwave for about 5-8 mins (or until soft).
i fry up the beef mince until brown then Drain and add the micro cooked onions and mushrooms, next I pop in the tins of tomatoes and the tin of beans along with the stock cubes, Italian herbs, salt & pepper, tomatoes purée and garlic and I give it a good mix and bring to the boil.
Once it’s warmed through and at boiling point, give it a quick taste and make sure it’s got a good kick of the Italian herbs, as this is what gives it that proper bolognese taste! Add more herbs if needed.
Now I turn the gas to low on a Medium ring and leave it to simmer for around 30 minutes so all the flavours can come together.
Pre-heat oven to gas mark 4-5
Once’s the bolognese is ready I make up my cheese sauce with the packet mix (I don’t like my home made cheese sauce and packet is much easier and nicer I think. )
Using a large oven proof (Pyrex) dish, spread a really thin base layer of the bolognese on the bottom of the dish, next I add a layer of the lasagne sheets, then I add a decent layer of bolognese covering all of the lasagna sheets and add a decent layer of cheese sauce on the top of that. I then repeat the layers of lasagna sheets, bolognese, cheese sauce and so on… until you reach an inch or so from the top of the dish. Not it’s time to put on grated cheese! Lots of cheese so it will for a nice thick layer of melted and slightly crisp gorgeousness!
Pop it in the oven for about 30-45 mins or until the pasta is soft inside and the cheese is nicely melted and crisp.
I serve it up with fresh salad and coleslaw, same way my mam used to serve it up to me and my Brothers when we were growing up. She doesn’t add beans to a lasagna, instead she puts grated carrot.
Enjoy!!! Let me know
If you try my version!