Beef Lasagne


This is Jonathan’s favourite dish. whenever he finds time to cook for guests, this is what he usually prepares.

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 45 min

Serves 6 +

You will need

Mince Mixture

45 ml (3 tbsp) oil

2 onions, finely chopped

4 large garlic cloves, chopped

1 each green, yellow and red peppers, diced

1 kg beef mince

20 ml (4 tsp) mixed herbs

15 ml (1 tbsp) sweet basil

15 ml (1 tbsp) veggie sprinkle

10 ml (2 tsp) barbeque spice

5 ml (1 tsp) freshly ground pepper

1 sachet (50 g) tomato paste

1 can (410 g) peeled and chopped tomatoes

375 ml (1½ cups) chicken stock

60 ml (¼ cup) Parmesan cheese (optional)

White sauce

30 ml (2 tbsp) butter

30 ml (2 tbsp) flour

750 ml (3 cups) milk

salt and pepper to taste

375 ml (1½ cups) Cheddar cheese, grated

Also need

lasagne sheets

freshly chopped parsley


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease a mediumsized casserole dish. 2. Mince Mixture heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and garlic for2minutes, until fragrant. Stir in the peppers. add the mince in batches, stirring until browned. 3. add the herbs, spices and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes and chicken stock. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until cooked, reduced and flavoursome. Stir in the Parmesan cheese (if using). 4. White sauce heat the butter in a saucepan until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour to make a paste. add the milk, and whisk well until smooth. Return the pan to the heat. bring to the boil while stirring. Remove from the heat and stir in 125 ml (½ cup) cheese. 5. Spread a layer of white sauce in a casserole dish, followed by a layer of lasagne sheets and some of the mince mixture. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of white sauce. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over, then the chopped parsley. 6. bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the cheese has melted and the lasagne sheets are cooked. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly. Cut carefully into squares and serve with a fresh green salad and crusty bread.

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