Family favourite lasagne

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    Making this lasagne a day ahead and refrigerating overnight allows the spices to meld, and gives it exceptional flavour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 675g lean mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 300g tomato puree
    • 12 dried lasagne sheets
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 575g ricotta cheese
    • 50g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 450g mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. In a frying pan over medium heat, brown mince, onion and garlic; drain fat. Mix in basil, oregano, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add lasagne sheets, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Lay sheets flat on towels, and blot dry.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon salt.
    4. Layer 1/3 of the lasagne sheets in the bottom of a 22x33cm baking dish. Cover lasagne sheets with 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat. Top with remaining sheets and sauce. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over the top.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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    Made this for sunday lunch and ive never seen lasagne disappear so fast! The kids absolutely loved it. You can use other soft cheese instead of ricotta, though you may need a little milk to thin the mix. Definitely doing it again  -  13 Jan 2013


    Used different ingredients. I used mature cheddar cheese instead. I add a teaspoon of mustard to the cheese sauce . It gives extra bite. I also added mushrooms too.  -  24 Oct 2010


    A very taste lasagne kids loved it as did I but the other half said it could do with more of a white sauce.  -  20 Jun 2010