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My Lasagna

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Introduction

well it is long to explain but I say that this is big staple in my household..perhaps the first word said from my eldest daughter was "Lasagna"....there are many ingredients but it's worth!! Remember that everyone here has its own recipe.

well it is long to explain but I say that this is big staple in my household..perhaps the first word said from my eldest daughter was "Lasagna"....there are many ingredients but it's worth!! Remember that everyone here has its own recipe.

Ingredients

Serves: 4-6

Metric Cups

For the Ragu

  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery (finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (a good one)
  • 250 grams minced beef
  • 250 grams minced pork (but in this case I also use Italian sausages as they are more tasty)
  • 3 bottles tomato puree (or chopped tomatoes like San Marzano)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • nutmeg (grated)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water

For the Bechamel

  • 500 grams full fat milk
  • 50 grams flour
  • 50 grams butter
  • salt
  • nutmeg (grated)
  • black pepper
  • 4 packets fresh lasagna (sheets, pre-cooked - each about 250g depending on the size of your pan)
  • parmesan cheese (grated, lots)
  • mozzarella (a big ball)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt
  • tomato puree (or chopped tomatoes)

For the Ragu

  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery (finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (a good one)
  • 9 ounces ground beef
  • 9 ounces ground pork (but in this case I also use Italian sausages as they are more tasty)
  • 3 bottles tomato puree (or chopped tomatoes like San Marzano)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • nutmeg (grated)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water

For the Bechamel

  • 18 ounces whole milk
  • 2 ounces flour
  • 2 ounces butter
  • salt
  • nutmeg (grated)
  • black pepper
  • 4 packets fresh lasagna (sheets, pre-cooked - each about 250g depending on the size of your pan)
  • parmesan cheese (grated, lots)
  • mozzarella (a big ball)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt
  • tomato puree (or chopped tomatoes)

Method

My Lasagna is a community recipe submitted by Curlylu and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Chop finely onion,carrot and celery and put everything into the pot with hot oil to brown for few minutes,then add the meats turn with a wooden spoon to brown them if it became too dry add some red wine,now add the tomato purèe,salt,pepper bay leaves,nutmeg and some water,it helps to mantain the sauce liquid.Let it boil a low heat for 2 hours.
  • Now is the turn of bechamèl,take a pan and put in the milk,the butter,salt,pepper and nutmeg cook at low heat and when the butter is melted put all the flour at once.Stir vigorously so as not to make lumps,lower heat and continuing stirring until it thickens.
  • Prepare your pan (a special pan for lasagna) putting some ragù in it then put the sheets of lasagna and cover all the sauce,put more ragu',bechamèl and grated parmesan cheese,cover with another layer of lasagna and repeat until you finish all the sheets.
  • Ultimate the last sheet with a lots of ragu',bechamèl,parmesan cheese and chopped mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook in warm oven,200 c° for 20 minutes,give 10 minutes under the grill just to make the mythical crust!!!
  • Chop finely onion,carrot and celery and put everything into the pot with hot oil to brown for few minutes,then add the meats turn with a wooden spoon to brown them if it became too dry add some red wine,now add the tomato purèe,salt,pepper bay leaves,nutmeg and some water,it helps to mantain the sauce liquid.Let it boil a low heat for 2 hours.
  • Now is the turn of bechamèl,take a pan and put in the milk,the butter,salt,pepper and nutmeg cook at low heat and when the butter is melted put all the flour at once.Stir vigorously so as not to make lumps,lower heat and continuing stirring until it thickens.
  • Prepare your pan (a special pan for lasagna) putting some ragù in it then put the sheets of lasagna and cover all the sauce,put more ragu',bechamèl and grated parmesan cheese,cover with another layer of lasagna and repeat until you finish all the sheets.
  • Ultimate the last sheet with a lots of ragu',bechamèl,parmesan cheese and chopped mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook in warm oven,200 c° for 20 minutes,give 10 minutes under the grill just to make the mythical crust!!!
  • Additional Information

    Taste the lasagna a good red wine as a Chianti or Morellino di Scansano...happy tasting!!

    Taste the lasagna a good red wine as a Chianti or Morellino di Scansano...happy tasting!!

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