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Beef Lasagne

Number of servings: 4

Cost per serving: R42

Meal Total: R166

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Ingredient List (Pasta):

250 grams pasta

1 teaspoon salt

Ingredient List (Mince Sauce):

2 tablespoons oil

1 medium onion, finely sliced

500 grams of beef or lamb mince

2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped or grated

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

3/4 can / 300 grams tomatoes

3/4 cup tomato sauce

Ingredient List (White Sauce):

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 1/2 cups milk

100 grams of mozzarella cheese

100 grams of cheddar cheese

Ingredient List (Topping):

100 grams of mozzarella cheese

100 grams of cheddar cheese

Method (Pasta):

Step 1: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt.

Step 2: Once the water starts to boil, add pasta and cook for 7 minutes to 10 minutes.

Step 3: Drain pasta, rinse with cold tap water and set aside. 


Method (Mince Sauce):
Step 1: Over a medium heat, place your pot and add oil.

Step 2: Add onion and cook till soft and slightly brown.

Step 3: Add mince and garlic and cook till  the mince is no longer pink. 

Step 4: Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, curry powder, salt and pepper and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes.

Method (Cheese sauce):
Step 1: Place your saucepan over a low to medium heat.

Step 2: Add butter and allow it to melt.

Step 3: Add flour and quickly whisk till smooth. 

Step 4: Add 1 cup of milk and allow the mixture to thicken. 

Step 5: Add cheese and the rest of the milk and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. 

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180 °C with fan (Do this while you're making your cheese sauce).
Step 2: Use a large oven proof dish and start layering by adding half of the mince sauce to the bottom of your dish.

Step 3: Add half of the pasta, and half of the white sauce.  

Step 4: Do another layer of mince sauce, pasta and white sauce.

Step 5: Add cheese and place it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until your cheese has browned on the top. 

Step 6: Allow it to cool down for 10 to 20 minutes before cutting into it. 

Enjoy it warm with a salad on the side.


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