Lasagna


Introduction

Lasagna is a dish that originates from Italy. It is made with layers of flat pasta, with a sauce in between each layer. The sauce is usually a meat sauce, but can be a vegetable sauce. Lasagna is then baked in the oven.

Ingredients

-500g of lasagna pasta sheets
-1kg of minced beef
-1 onion
-2 garlic cloves
-1 tin of tomatoes
-250ml of water
-2 tablespoons of tomato puree
-1 tablespoon of oregano
-salt and pepper

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

2. In a frying pan, cook the beef, onion and garlic until the beef is browned.

3. Add the tin of tomatoes, water, tomato puree and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Cook for around 20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

5. To assemble the lasagna, start by spreading some of the sauce over the bottom of an ovenproof dish.

6. Add a layer of lasagna pasta sheets, followed by another layer of sauce. Repeat this until you have used up all of the pasta sheets and sauce.

7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Potential changes & improvements

-You could add some cheese to the sauce, or on top of the lasagna before baking.
-You could add some vegetables to the sauce, such as carrots, mushrooms or peppers.
-You could use a different type of meat, such as pork or lamb, in the sauce.

What other food it works well with

Lasagna goes well with a green salad and some garlic bread.

Common Mistakes

-Not cooking the sauce for long enough. The sauce needs to be cooked until it is thick, otherwise it will be watery.
-Not using enough sauce. If you don’t use enough sauce, the lasagna will be dry.
-Not preheating the oven. This will result in a longer cooking time.

Nutritional Information

-Calories: 1040
-Fat: 45g
-Saturated Fat: 19g
-Protein: 48g
-Carbohydrates: 106g
-Sugar: 10g
-Fiber: 8g
-Salt: 1.4g

Allergens

-Gluten
-Eggs
-Dairy


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