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Easy Lasagne with Meat Sauce and Béchamel

Easy Lasagne with Meat Sauce and Béchamel

Make an easy but rich lasagne with white and meat sauce. Good for birthday celebrations or special occasions.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Courgette
1/2
Aubergine (slim Japanese type)
1
☆ Mixed minced beef and pork
250 g
☆ Chopped onion
1
☆ Tinned diced tomato
1 tin (400 g)
☆ Soup stock granules
2 tablespoons
☆ Bay leaf
1
★ Butter
40 g
★ White flour
50 g
★ Milk
450 g
★ Soup stock granules
2 tablespoons
★ Salt and pepper
to taste
★Bay leaf
1
Lasagne sheets
4
Mushrooms (sliced)
as needed
Parsley (dried)
a small amount
Cheese (easy melting type)
150 g
Grated cheese (Parmesan cheese)
to taste

Steps

1. Make the meat sauce. Fry the mixed minced meat in a pot. Once the meat is cooked through, add the chopped onion and fry until tender.
2. Add the tinned tomato and consomme stock granules into Step 1 and mix well. Add the bay leaf and simmer for about 10 minutes. (Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.)
3. Make the white sauce. Put the butter and flour in a separate pot and cook over a low to medium heat. Stir constantly. (Use a wooden spatula to do this.)
4. Add half of the milk to Step 3. (Stir constantly until smooth.)
5. Add the rest of the milk, consomme stock granules and bay leaf. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens.
6. Cut the courgette and aubergine into 5 mm widths.
7. Grease the oven proof dish with butter and line with boiled lasagne.
8. Pile up the dish with the white sauce, the meat sauce, followed by the vegetables, then the white sauce, the cheese, in that order.
9. For the second layer, repeat Step 7 and 8. Finish with the meat sauce, followed by the cheese on top.
10. Top with panko and grated cheese on Step 9. Bake the lasagne in an oven pre-heated to 190˚C for 20 minutes. Sprinkle parsley on top and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I remade my mum's recipe.

This dish is very tasty with just the meat sauce although the white sauce will give a rich flavour.
Use any vegetables you like.
Good for birthday celebrations or special occasions.