Bryan Habana's lasagne

Recipe from: 6 October 2011
 Bryan Habana's lasagna

Ingredients 16
Servings 6
Time 00: 15


  • 1
    large onion - finely chopped
  • 30
    canola oil
  • 125g
    bacon - finely chopped
  • 750
    minced beef
  • 250
    beef stock or red wine
  • 1
    large tomato - skinned and chopped
  • 15
    tomato purée
  • 1/2
  • 1
    meat spice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2
    screw noodles
  • 1 1/2
    grated cheese
  • White sauce:
  • 100
  • 100
    cake flour
  • 1


01: 20
Sauté the onion in the oil until light brown.
Add the bacon and fry for a few minutes.
Add the mince and stir-fry, stirring with a fork to break up any clumps.
Cook for 30 minutes.
Add the stock, tomato, tomato purée, paprika and meat spice.
Reduce the heat and allow to simmer until cooked, about 30 minutes. Season to taste.
In the meantime, cook the noodles in boiling salted water until just done and preheat the oven to 180°C.

Make the white sauce as follows:
In a separate saucepan, melt the butter, add the flour and stir well using a wire whisk.
Gradually add the milk and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.

To assemble, you'll need a large ovenproof dish.
Start with a layer of half the mince mixture, followed by a layer of half the cooked noodles,  1/2 cup of cheese and half the white sauce.
Repeat the layers, ending with the white sauce.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.

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