Step 1: You will need
- 300 g beef mince
- 150 g pork mince
- 100 g pork saussage
- 300 g peeled tomatos
- 150 g vegetable mix (carrot, onion, celery)
- 2 glasses red wine, ideally valpolicella or sangiovese
- olive oil
- 30 g unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp while flour
- 50 g grated parmesan
- 500 ml milk
Step 2: Preparation
To cook the perfect lasagne, follow the simple instructions in this video. We will first prepare the meat sauce, then cook the pasta, then prepare the bechamel, then finally put it all together to cook and be ready to serve.
First of all, the ingredients for the meat sauce. For a plate to serve four people, we will need 300 grams of beef mincemeat, mixed with 150 grams of pork mincemeat, and a pork sausage. Tomato peel, 300 grams; a vegetable mix of carrot, onion, and celery; two glasses of red wine;salt, black pepper, laurel, and olive oil.
Step 3: Heat
We will begin by heating the vegetable mix with a tablespoon of olive oil on a low fire for about three minutes. We will stir the ingredients as it cooks, and then we will add the beef and the pork mincemeat.
We then add salt and pepper and mix it together. Let the ingredients simmer slowly for six to eight minutes. We can then add the tomato peel, but keep mixing it to make a good mix.
We will then add the laurel and two glasses of red wine. We let it cook on a low fire for two hours, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. If the sauce becomes too thick, we can add a measure of beef bouillon.
Step 4: Bechamel Sauce
For the bechamel, which we will mix into the meat sauce to create a rich, savoury filling for the pasta, we will need the following: 30 grams of unsalted butter, 2 tablespoonfuls of white flour, 50 grams of grated parmesan, half a litre of milk, some nutmeg to grate and some salt.
Step 5: Casserole
We will then melt the butter first in a casserole over a low fire, and then add the milk, the flour, and begin to stir vigorously. We then grate the nutmeg to give it flavour.We add the rest of the flour, and as it cooks we continue stirring with some force to avoid lumps.
Step 6: Lasagne Pasta
Now for the pasta.We need 250 grams of fresh lasagne pasta. We will cook each individual lasagne in salted boiling water for one minute. After that, we will lay the pasta strips to dry on a cotton canvas.
Step 7: Layering the Lasagne
And finally, it's time to put it all together. We will start by applying a thin coating of unsalted butter and cover it with a layer of cooked pasta.
We will then spread a couple of spoonfuls of bechamel, meat sauce, and grated parmesan over it. Then we will lay another lasagne on top and add the bechamel, the meat sauce, and the parmesan as before.
And finally, it's time to put it all together. We will start by applying a thin coating of unsalted butter and cover it with a layer of cooked pasta. We will then spread a couple of spoonfuls of bechamel, meat sauce, and grated parmesan over it. Then we will lay another lasagne on top and add the bechamel, the meat sauce, and the parmesan as before. We will continue adding these layers until the casserole is filled. On the last layer, we apply meat sauce, parmesan, and add a few drops of unsalted butter.
Step 8: Serve
In the meantime, we'll have warmed up the oven for a few minutes at 200 degrees. We cook the lasagne in the over for 35 minutes at 180 degrees. The top layer may be grilled for a few minutes before removing the casserole from the oven. Now be careful because it's hot, and the perfect lasagne are ready. Slice it up, serve it hot, and buon appetito.