This can be mouth watering, at least…

Laziness Factor: 3

[where 0 is petting a cat and 4 is entering the Guinness Book of Records]

Ingredients for 6 servings:

– 15-20 lasagne con spinaci leaves

– 500g beef minced meat

– 2 carrots

– 1 red onion

– 1 laurel leaf

– 50g tomato paste

– 150ml red wine

– 300g grated soft cheese (edam, gouda, etc.)

– 200g grated hard cheese (parmesan or pecorino)

– 150ml cream

– salt, pepper, oregano, olive oil

 

For the bechamel sauce:

– 50g butter

– 50g white flour

– 1 1/4 cup (250 ml) milk

– nutmeg, salt

 

1.

The good thing in this case is that you won’t have to pre-cook or boil the lasagne…

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2.

Chop the onion.

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3.

Slice the carrots and if the slices are big, cut them in half.

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4.

Add the onion, the carrots and the laurel leaf in a pan with a generous quantity of hot olive oil.

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5.

In 3 minutes, add the minced meat as well.

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6.

Season with oregano and pepper and stir.

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7.

When the meat has turned brown, add the wine and cook until it has evaporated.

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8.

Add the tomato paste and twice as much water.

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9.

Put the lid on and let the sauce cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes.

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10.

Grind the nutmeg into a bowl.

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11.

Melt the butter in a rather small pan.

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12.

Add the flour and whisk constantly so that it turns into a smooth cream.

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13.

Gradually add the milk, splashing some and then whisking right away, so that the cream turns smooth. After the milk, add the nutmeg.

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14.

In the end, the cream will seem to freeze when it gets cold, but this is normal.

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15.

Butter a baking pan or ovenproof ceramic dish (preferably non-stick, which wasn’t the case here…).

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16.

Lay a layer of lasagne sheets so that they cover the entire pan. Then lay one third of the meat sauce and put some of the grated soft cheese on top.

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17.

Cover any remaining point of the lasagne with bechamel sauce. Keep in mind, you’ll need half of the quantity to cover the last layer in the very end. Then repeat the steps: a layer of lasagne, meat, cheese and bechamel. On top of the last lasagne layer lay only the bechamel and the cheeses. If you didn’t have enough bechamel, pour some cream on the sides.

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18.

Cover the pan with tin foil and put it in the preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.

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19.

Then remove the foil and bake until the surface turns brown.

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20.

Let the lasagne out of the oven for 3-4 minutes and cut them into pieces.

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21.

You’ll be remembered for this!… 😉  Bon appetit!

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