Well, I am definitely on the countdown to my holiday and I can’t seem to get anything done as I keep finding other things which need doing before finishing the first job. So I am going to try harder today and feel like I have accomplished something by the end of the day. My first job of the day is to add a recipe to my blog for Beef Lasagne. It is all things savoury today (for a change).
Nutritionally, one portion contains 612 calories, 30.5g total fat (39% daily total fat), 28.2g total carbohydrate (10% daily total carbohydrate), 2.4g fibre (8% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).
- For the ragu sauce:
- 500g beef mince
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1 sweet red pepper (diced)
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- For the cheese sauce:
- 2oz soft spread
- 2oz plain flour
- 1.2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 4oz cheddar cheese (grated)
- 1/2 pint of milk
- 8 lasagne sheets
- Step 1 For the ragu sauce:
- Step 2 In a pan, soften the onions in a little bit of oil.
- Step 3 Add the peppers and the mince.
- Step 4 Brown the mince then add the tomatoes and seasoning.
- Step 5 Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Step 6 For the cheese sauce:
- Step 7 In a pan, melt the soft spread and add the flour.
- Step 8 Cook for 1 minute then add the milk gradually.
- Step 9 Stir constantly to avoid lumps forming.
- Step 10 Once sauce at desired consistency, add the mustard powder, paprika and seasoning.
- Step 11 Remove from the heat and add two thirds of the cheese.
- Step 12 Preheat the oven to Gas 6.
- Step 13 Layer up the ragu, lasagne sheets and cheese sauce ending with the cheese sauce.
- Step 14 Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese over the top.
- Step 15 Bake for 30 minutes till golden brown.
I can not take designer photos of food yet but I am still practising. Sorry it doesn’t look appetising to the eye but believe me when I say it was. I am going to have to research how to take better photos of meals like lasagne and make them more appealing. It its on my to do list.
Nutritionally, these two recipes are fairly healthy as none of the main ingredients can be removed otherwise it would not be a lasagne. The beef mince I use was a healthier less fat variety from Tesco and was the perfect amount to use in this recipe. Obviously, the meat free version was my favourite and I finished the rest off the following night. My husband finished off the beef lasagne but his mainly consisted off mince as one of the darling children had picked all the lasagne out of the dish. 🙂
For the rest of the weekend, I don’t plan on baking anything but never say never. Packing is the order of the day today. Followed by catching up on my blog and various links I still need to add. One final thing, it is nearly the 1st of August, so don’t forget to buy your copy of [amazon_textlink asin=’B06XZBL145′ text=’Easter Treats e-book ‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’wwwlovetobake-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’b65b3a63-7371-11e7-951c-c53c08dbe6c5′]which is on offer for 99p for one week only. If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited you can grab a copy for free from the Kindle Library. Go on and treat yourself.