Mario's Lasagne, by Mario's Brunswick Street

Mario's Lasagne, by Mario's Brunswick Street
For this delicious recipe, you will need fresh Alligator Brand lasagna sheets, parmesan, bolognaise sauce and white sauce.

 Bolognaise Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 kilo beef mince (not lean)
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 chilli (optional)
  • 1.5 kilos fresh tomatoes
  • ½ bunch fresh basil
Method
  1. Blanch tomatoes, peel and chop into small pieces, put aside.
  2. Chop onion, celery, garlic and chilli, fry in olive oil until onions are brown.
  3. Add beef and fry until brown, stirring constantly, make sure all moisture evaporates.
  4. Add tomatoes, basil, bay leaves and 1.5 litres of water, cover with lid and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for 2 hours stirring occasionally, remove lid for last ½ hour, season to taste.
White Sauce Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespons plain flour
  • pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg
Method
  1. Melt butter in saucepan over a low heat, add flour to form a paste.
  2. Slowly add milk stirring constantly until a thick runny consistency occurs.
  3. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg, leave aside.
Lasagna
  1. Boil water, add salt, cook lasagna sheets and drain.
  2. Using a 50mm deep dish, rub bottom and sides with olive oil and then line dish with lasagna sheets, add bolognaise and grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Add another sheet of lasagna and then add white sauce and parmesan cheese, repeat until dish is full.
  4. Add one cup of water, making sure it goes down the sides, this will stop it from burning and going brown.
  5. Cover the top with bolognaise sauce and parmesan, then cover with foil and bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes.
  6. Serve with a large spoon into bowls.

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