Easy Beef Lasagne Recipe

In this post, I’m going to explain how to make my easy beef lasagne recipe. I’m a big fan of Italian food and one of my favourite dishes is lasagne. It’s quick and simple to make and comes out delicious each time. I’ve experimented with the lasagne recipe below, using my own home made lasagne or pasta sheets for it and it’s simply delicious. It takes a bit of extra time but is well worth it. Some supermarkets do make the fresh lasagne sheets which are worth a try as well if you’re stuck for time or do not have access to a pasta roller. Here is my pasta dough recipe  or try my fresh lasagne sheets recipe if you’re interested in trying it. I’ve also tried my own white sauce which again is very easy to make and tastes delicious. If you don’t have time to make the pasta sheets or the white sauce, then I’d recommend you go ahead with fresh pasta sheets and white sauce from a jar.

I love making the different layers of the lasagne and topping it off with a healthy portion of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. My easy beef lasagne cooks in just over 30 minutes in the oven.




The easy beef lasagne recipe below makes a large lasagne for 4 – 6 people. You’ll notice in the recipe below that my lasagne sheets are all different shapes and sizes, this is because I rolled them myself but you can use pre made lasagne sheets if you don’t want to make your own.

Ingredients

  • 900 grams x of mince beef
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 x Beef stock
  • 1 x Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 500 grams x Passata
  • Pack of lasagne sheets (or make your own, follow my lasagne pasta dough recipe)
  • 1 x Onion diced
  • 3 x cloves of diced garlic
  • 750 ml x white lasagne sauce (you can buy these in supermarkets or make your own)
  • Grated mozzarella cheese

Method

Prepare the Lasagne Mince Filling

  1. In a large frying pan, fry mince until browned, remove excess fat and set aside
  2. Fry onion and garlic until softened and add mince back into the pan
  3. Pour in passata and chopped tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Add beef stock and stir for a further 15 minutes on low heat

Layering the Lasagne

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. To make the lasagne layers, prepare your lasagne sheets according to the instructions
  3. Place a layer of lasagne sheets on the bottom of a well oiled lasagne dish
  4. Add half of the the mince mixture on top
  5. Add another layer of lasagne sheets
  6. Add half of the white sauce
  7. Add another layer of lasagne sheets
  8. Add the other half of the mince mixture
  9. Add another layer of lasagne sheets
  10. Add the rest of the white sauce
  11. Cover with tin foil and cook in the oven for 15 minutes
  12. Take out and add mozzarella and parmesan on top
  13. Cook in the oven for a further 15 minutes until the cheese has melted and started to brown on the top
ingredients

List of ingredients

brown-the-mince

Brown the mince

drain-oil-from-mince

Drain the excess oil from the mince

fry-onions

Fry the onion and garlic in the pan until browned

combining in a pan

Combine the mince, onion, passata and tomatoes

stir ingredients

Stir until all ingredients are combined

add-beef-stock-cube

Add a beef stock cube to the mix




add-layer-oiled-lasagne-dish

Add a layer to the bottom of a well oiled lasagne dish

add-mince

Add half the mince mix on top of the pasta sheets

add-second-layer

Add another layer of pasta sheets

add-layer-white-sauce-lasagne

Add first layer of white sauce

add-third-layer-pasta-sheets

Add a third layer of pasta sheets

mince-mixture

Add the rest of the mince mixture

continue layering

Add another layer of pasta sheets

add-white-sauce-mozzeralla-cheese

Add layer of white sauce and throw on a healthy serving of cheese

cook-in-oven

Cover with tinfoil and cook for 15 minutes

serving-suggestion

Cook for 15 more minutes with tinfoil removed until cheese browns




Have you tried this recipe or do you have any suggestions or tips to improve it? Please leave a comment