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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Beef Lasagna

Lasagna is a kind of pasta that is made using layers of three types of cheese, meat sauce and lasagna sheets. There are many variations of this recipe, you can also make it using ground chicken or mutton and you can also make this using only vegetables. Today I am sharing with you all mouth watering and utterly delicious beef lasagna recipe.


Lasagna noodles: 12
Ground beef: 1 pound
Onion: 1
Crushed tomatoes: 1 can (28 ounces)
Tomato paste: 2 cans (6 ounces each)
Tomato sauce: 1 can (6 ounces)
Garlic (chopped): 5 cloves
Red chilly flakes: 1/2 tsp
Egg: 1
Salt: 1 tsp
Parsley (chopped): 3 tsp
Ground black pepper: 1 tsp
Oregano: 2 tsp
Basil leaves: 1 tsp
Green chillies: 2 (finely chopped)
Shredded mozzarella cheese: 1.5 cups (12 ounces)
Ricotta cheese: 2 cups (16 ounces)
Grated Parmesan cheese: 1 cup
Olive oil or Canola oil or Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp


  1.  Heat oil in a pot, add onions and fry it until in turns translucent, then add chopped garlic and salt, saute for sometime. To this add ground beef, green chillies, red chilly flakes, oregano and basil leaves and heat it until browned.
  2. Once the beef turns brown, stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes and parsley. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until meat is cooked. Stir occasionally.
  3. In a bowl, combine egg, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and black pepper. Mix it well.
  4. In a large pot, boil lasagna noodles in salted water for about 10 minutes. Drain the water.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In the meanwhile, take 9x13 inch of lasagna pan and pour 1/2 cup of meat sauce at the bottom and spread it evenly, then top it with 4 lasagna noodles and spoon it with almost half of the cheese mixture, pour 1 1/2 cup of meat sauce and then sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese on top. Arrange another layer of 4 lasagna noodles, add remaining cheese mixture, pour 1 1/2 cup of meat sauce and sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Top it with another 4 lasagna noodles, pour the remaining meat sauce and sprinkle mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake lasagna for 45 minutes in a preheated oven and then uncover it and cook for another 15 minutes. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Hope you like this recipe. You can also add capsicum, carrots or any vegetables of your choice to make this recipe more creative. Feel free to post any comments or suggestions.

Happy Cooking!!! :)

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