“Lasagna!” my mom exclaimed the first time she saw it at a local supermarket. I didn’t know what it was and was happy when she made it for dinner. It became our favourite dish until she made something else…
Years later, I picked up a lasagna recipe online and modified it to suit me. Safe to say, it has become a hit with everyone who tastes it and sees it. My online fam has been requesting this recipe for a while now, and here we are today! 😊
For this, I use two kinds of meat.
What You Need:
Lots of spring onion, finely chopped
1/2 a teaspoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of curry
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of paprika
4 cloves of garlic, minced
What To Do:
The first thing is to heat some oil in a pan, add some salt, then the minced beef, the sausage, and half of the spring onion. I usually peel the skin off my sausages so that it mixes in well with the mince. Mash everything with your cooking stick as you cook so that they don’t clump up together too much.
Let this cook down on low heat until the meat is well browned.
After that, add the rest of the spring onion, the garlic, the spices, tomato paste and the fresh tomatoes and mix everything in.
Add some hot water/ beef stock, then cover with a lid and let everything simmer on low heat until cooked down and thick. This way, you will get to smell and taste all the flavours!
Remove from the heat. Then proceed to assemble. I chose both parmesan and mozzarella because they have explosive flavour when used in combination and are really stretchy when they melt, which is precisely what we are going for.
Let’s start layering.
I usually boil my lasagna noodles like I would spaghetti and let them cool before I layer. A few may stick together, but don’t let that pressure you😊
In your baking dish, add the meat first, then your boiled lasagna noodle, and then the combination of the two kinds of cheese. Repeat this to the top, with the cheese being the top layer.
Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg over the top layer of cheese. Cover with a foil and let this cook for 30 minutes in a 180ºC oven. After that, remove the foil, and give this another 20 minutes for the top cheese layer to brown. It could take less time for the cheese to brown, so just be alert.
After that, you are done!
I know it seems like a lot, but it’s super easy. Your taste buds will be celebrating when you try this. It might even become a staple for you, yes?