Lasagna Bolognese
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Italian
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • For a Pyrex 27cmX37cm / 11 in. X 15 in.
  • 12 lasagna
  • Butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
For the Tomato Sauce
  • 400 gr. / 14 oz. tomato juice, I used fresh but canned would do as well
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp Italian herbs
For the Ground Beef
  • 500 gr. / 18 oz. ground beef
  • 400 gr. / 14 oz. fresh tomato juice, canned will do as well
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 gr. / 14 oz. mushrooms either fresh or canned
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamonFor the Cheese Sauce
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 handful Parmigiano Reggiano
  • ½ cup Emmental or any other Suisse cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Tomato Sauce
  1. In a skillet add the olive oil at medium/high heat, add the garlic and sauté for one minute.
  2. Add the tomato juice, the paste and all the herbs and spices, sugar, lower fire to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the ground meat as follows: In a skillet put the olive oil on high temperature, add the chopped onions and mushrooms and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the ground meat and sauté until its color turns to grey.
  5. Then add the juice and spices and lower the fire to low and let it cook for an hour.
For the Cheese Sauce
  1. In a skillet add the butter at low heat and add the flour.
  2. Cook for a minute or two and then add the evaporated milk.
  3. Stir until the sauce starts to thicken and then pour the egg slightly beaten and the spices and cheese.
  4. Let the cheese melt and turn off the heat.
Assembly
  1. Butter the Pyrex and add half of the evaporated milk and ⅓ of the tomato sauce.
  2. Put one layer of lasagna until the bottom of the Pyrex is covered.
  3. Put the ground meat and another ⅓ of the tomato sauce.
  4. Again place another layer of lasagna and on top pour the rest of the tomato sauce and the cheese sauce.
  5. Place it in a preheated oven at 175°C / 350°F and bake for 45 to 60 minutes.
  6. Let them cool for 5 minutes and then cut and serve.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/lasagna-bolognese/