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    Family Lasagne

    This dish has a wonderful rich flavour, despite the low fat content. It can be put together the day before, then covered and placed in the fridge until needed.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 50 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes 60 minutes 5 minutes

    Serves: 6


    • For the meat sauce:
    • 500g pack Waitrose 5% Fat British Ground Beef
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 carrot, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp tomato purée
    • 3 tbsp red wine
    • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • Geo Organic Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • For the white sauce:
    • Geo Organic Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 700ml skimmed milk
    • 1 thick slice of onion
    • 3 tbsp cornflour
    • Freshly grated nutmeg
    • 250g pack Waitrose Fresh Lasagne
    • 25g Parmesan cheese, grated


    1. To make the meat sauce, put the beef, onion, carrot and garlic in a pan and cook over a medium heat, stirring, for about 5 minutes, until the meat is no longer pink. Spoon off any fat, but leave the juices.
    2. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, red wine, oregano, bay leaf and seasoning. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 30 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile make the white sauce. Put all but 3 tbsp of the milk in a pan. Add the bay leaf and onion, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
    4. In a separate pan, mix the cornflour with the remaining milk. Strain the infused milk into the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring continuously, until thickened. Season and add nutmeg to taste. Remove from the heat.
    5. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Cover the bottom of a medium-sized ovenproof serving dish with a single layer of lasagne sheets. Spoon on a thin layer of meat sauce, and cover with some of the white sauce. Arrange a layer of lasagne on top of this. Continue layering, finishing with white sauce. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbling and golden on top. Serve immediately with a salad or green vegetables.

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