Lots o'meat lasagne

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time100 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
750g ground beef
500g ground Italian sausage
1 onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsps ground oregano
1 tsp ground basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
400g tinned diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
900g tinned tomato sauce
175g tinned tomato paste
300g small curd cottage cheese
150g grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsps freshly chopped parsley leaves
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
9 oven-ready lasagne noodles
500g shredded mozzarella

1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/Gas 6.

2) In a large saucepan, combine ground beef, sausage, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned and crumbled; drain.

3) Return meat to pan and add oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 to 45 minutes.

4) In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan, parsley, and eggs.

5) Spoon 1/4 of sauce into bottom of a 33 by 23 by 5cm baking pan. Place 3 uncooked lasagne noodles on top of sauce. Do not overlap noodles. Spread 1/3 of cottage cheese mixture over noodles, top with 1/4 of sauce and 1/3 mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with sauce, reserving 1/3 of mozzarella cheese.

6) Bake for 45 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

7) Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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