Three Cheese Beef Lasagne

    1 hour 15 min

    A super-hearty Italian pasta dish. Lasagne sheets are layered with beef in tomato sauce, white sauce and three cheeses. Enjoy with a crisp green salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the Meat Sauce
    • olive oil for frying
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or to taste
    • 500g minced beef
    • 2 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes
    • 100g mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 courgette, diced
    • 1 carrot, grated
    • 4 tablespoons red wine
    • 1 teaspoon vegemite
    • basil leaves to taste
    • 1/2-1 chilli, finely chopped or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs or to taste
    • For the White Sauce
    • 30g butter
    • 250ml milk
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • To Assemble
    • 55g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 55g mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 55g Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 250g fresh lasagne sheets
    • sliced tomatoes

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. To make the meat sauce: Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Saute onions until translucent. Add garlic, stir for 1 minute, then add the beef. Cook until beef is browned.
    2. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, courgette, carrot, wine, vegemite, basil, chilli and herbs. Mix well and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes or until thick. If you want a smoother sauce, mash the mixture a little.
    3. To make the white sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add just enough flour to make a thick paste. Gradually add 125ml milk and stir continuously to create a smooth sauce.
    4. Stir over low heat until sauce thickens. Once it boils, it has reached its maximum thickness. Add extra milk to thin out if necessary.
    5. To assemble: Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a medium size baking dish. Spoon a thin layer of meat sauce into the baking dish, sprinkle with cheeses. Top with a layer of white sauce and cover the lasagne sheets.
    6. Repeat the layers until all the sauces have been used up, finishing on lasagne sheets. Top with a few slices of tomato for presentation.
    7. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve with salad.

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    Reviews in English (3)


    when I made it I didn't add the Vegemite I thought it was too weird, and it was really good.  -  01 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    I enjoyed this Lasagna. The Preparation Method was easy to follow (I'm not a confident cook). I would have liked to have seen a photo of it though, so I could have seen what it was supposed to look like. :-) I did find it strange to end with a top layer of lasagna (mine all curled up after it had been in the oven for 5 minutes). LOL It was tasty though. Thank you.  -  28 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Very easy recipe to follow. My husband and daughter really enjoyed this, but my son and I weren't as impressed. Lasagne is one of my favourite meals, so I hoped this would be awesome. I think I perhaps had high hopes from the title of this recipe, and it just didn't quite do it for me. The meat sauce was fine, if a tad bland, but I think if I make this again it will be with a different white sauce.  -  21 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)