Today I am back sharing with you a meal inspiration Monday. I have not done one for a while because we have not been making new recipes. However, today I am going to be sharing with you the recipe which I usually use for Lasagne. I usually cook too much of it then I freeze it for times like when Joe is away. This is just something which works for us as the recipe does serve between 6-8 people. So here is the recipe I use for lasagne it does have a lot of hidden veg great for fussy.
450g lean minced beef
1 Onion Chopped Finely
1 Red Pepper finely chopped
150g button mushrooms sliced
1 Green Pepper finely chopped
3 tsp tomato puree
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
300g lasagne sheets
300g cottage cheese
150g mature cheddar grated
Salt and Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 180C
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the mince and cook until brown all over, then remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the onions, peppers and mushrooms and fry over a medium heat until softened.
Return the mince to the pan. Add the tomato purée and bay leaves and cook for a further five minutes.
Add the tomatoes and dried herbs then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Grease a baking dish and line the bottom with lasagne sheets .
Remove the bay leaves from the mince mixture and spoon about one third of the mixture onto the lasagne sheets
Place blobs of cottage cheese in total 1/3 on top of the mince.
Repeat this layering process of lasagne sheets, mince and cottage cheese for more layers, finishing with a good sprinkling of cheddar all over the top.
Transfer to the oven and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is golden-brown and bubbling, Make sure it is cooked all the way through
To serve, cut out squares of the lasagne and place onto plates. For sure lasagne is something which I could eat most of the time. It is great in the summer with a salad however, it is nice with a garlic bread on those cold wet nights.
How do you make your lasagne.