My grandma makes the greatest lasagne in the entire world. This is a fact. So in tribute to her I attempted to make a lasagna half as good as hers. While it didn’t turn out too bad, I still don’t have anything on her’s!!
- 1lb minced beef
- 2 diced onions
- 2 cloves of crushed garlic
- 2 cans of chopped plum tomatoes
- 1 generous dollop of tomato purée
- 500g box of lasagne sheets
- 200g diced mozzarella
- 50g of butter
- 2 cups of milk
- About 3 tablespoons of flour
- 150g of grated cheddar cheese, though feel free to add more
- Fry the onions and garlic in some oil
- Add the beef and brown it
- Throw in both cans of tomatoes and purée
- Leave that to simmer for about 20 minutes meanwhile we make the white sauce
- First melt the butter in a pan then add the flour slowly till it absorbs all the liquid
- Then add the milk slowly while stirring all the time to stop the mixture sticking
- When all the lumps have disappeared add the grated cheese and stir till all the lumps have gone.
- Now get the pan/tray/dish thing in which you will assemble the lasagne, you might have to grease it. My grandma told me not to on the pan I used and I’m not sure why.
- First put in a layer of the meat sauce, then the white sauce then cover with the pasta sheets. Repeat this until the thing is full.
- Sprinkle mozzarella on top.
- Put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for about thirty minutes, though you will have to watch it to make sure the cheese doesn’t burn.