Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a deep saucepan or stovetop friendly casserole pot:
  • Heat some oil and gently fry the onion and garlic together
  • Add the meat and stir until broken up and half cooked
  • Add zucchini, bell pepper and mushrooms. Stir to mix.
  • Add the tomatoes - chop them if whole - and the liquid.
  • Pour in 1 glass of white wine, Worcester sauce, tomato ketchup and Soy sauce.
  • The mixture should be wet at this point. If not, add enough liquid (more wine/water or tomato juice) to make a sloppy sauce.
  • Cover and simmer for half an hour
  • Sit down and drink a glass of the wine.
  • Check the seasoning and add more Worcester, Soy or tomato ketchup, to taste.
  • In an ovenproof dish (14" x 12" or thereabouts and at least 4" deep) layer the sauce with the pasta sheets starting with the sauce. Aim to get at least 4 layers of pasta, finishing with a layer of pasta and press it all down a bit.
  • Here's my neighbours' trick - set it aside for at least an hour at room temperature to allow the sauce to soak into the pasta
  • Meanwhile, sit down and drink the other glass of wine.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, slowly add the flour to make a paste, then slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to form a sauce the consistency of single cream. Crumble in the stock cube and about 1/2 a cup of grated cheese
  • Stir until the cheese has melted, simmer for 5 mins, (don't let it boil) and pour it over the Lasagne
  • Slice (don't grate) enough cheese to cover the top and bake in a moderate oven for about 40 mins.
  • Allow to rest (the Lasagne - not you) for 10 mins before serving with a side salad and crusty bread. The sauce makes a great Bolognese and it freezes well too.

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  • chefmal 3 years ago
    Aw man, I'm not allowed to rest before my lasagna does? Weak. I'll try this recipe anyway though.
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  • keni 3 years ago
    Wonderful post. :)
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  • pointsevenout 3 years ago
    Does your neighbor happen to be Graham Kerr? The manner of use of wine makes me think so.
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  • pleclare 3 years ago
    Sounds wonderful!
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