Bolognaise lasagne

Bolognaise lasagne
Lasagne is an Italian pasta that comes in rectangular sheets. These are used to separate layers of filling, like a large savoury oven-baked millefeuille. A bolognaise lasagne combines bechamel sauce, minced meat and tomato sauce.
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Last modified on: February 27th 2011

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56 min.1 hour 7 min.2 hours 3 min.
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Stage 1 - 7 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Peel and chop 250 g mushrooms.

Peel and chop finely 1 onion.

Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on medium heat. When this is hot, add half the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Cook for one minute.

Add the chopped mushrooms and cook while stirring for 3 or 4 minutes.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan on medium heat. When hot, add the remaining chopped onion, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute.

Add 600 g minced beef and stir well.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Add 1 Bouquet garni, 1 beef stock cube and 2 cloves garlic " href="/lexique.php?id=40" target="_blank">en chemise.

Leave to cook uncovered until the meat is cooked and has turned brown. It doesn't matter if some juice comes out; don't throw this away.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Chop 1 bunch parsley.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Discard the garlic and the bouquet garni. Add the parsley, mushrooms and 300 ml tomato coulis. Mix well and remove from the heat.

Stage 6 - 18 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Prepare 300 ml Bechamel sauce, but it should be on the runny side, not too thick.

Check your lasagne, as there are 2 types: the sheets will either be ready to use, or they will need to be cooked first (follow the instructions on the packet).

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Butter a gratin dish and pour a layer of bechamel sauce in the bottom.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Spread a layer of meat in tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with a little grated cheese.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Cover with a layer of lasagne.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Repeat this operation until the dish is full...

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
... and finish with a layer of lasagne, pour bechamel sauce over and top with a generous layer of cheese.

Stage 12 - 40 min.
Bolognaise lasagne
Bake for around 40 minutes. Watch carefully that the top doesn't brown too much.
The proportions for this recipe are only approximate. You can vary them according to taste, the size of your dish, whatever you have to hand, etc.

For the cheese topping, Comté, Gruyère, Parmesan or Cheddar work very well. I prefer to use Parmesan for the inside layers and Comté on the top, as it browns nicely.

To save time, you can mix the cheese into the béchamel sauce when you are making it, keeping back a little to scatter over the top.

Lasagne is a dish that tastes even better when it is reheated, so make plenty in a big dish for later use. It freezes well.
And to drink?
An italian red wine, from the Bologna region (of course!), like a Sangiovese.
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,224 Kcal or 17,685 Kj207 gr213 gr283 gr
211 %79 %20 %43 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
201 Kcal or 842 Kj10 gr10 gr13 gr
10 %4 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
528 Kcal or 2,211 Kj26 gr27 gr35 gr
26 %10 %3 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Celery, Gluten, Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 8 people : 11.23 €
  • Per person : 1.40 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spaghetti Bolognese, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Hamburgers, Polenta parmentier, Gratin Parmentier, ... All
Tomato coulisTomato coulis: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Express chilli con carne, African style chicken, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach on toast with bechamel, Ham "friand" pie, Endives , Escalope cordon bleu, Leek and Mimolette tart, ... All
MushroomsMushrooms: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken and mushroom pie, Summer Salmon Blanquette, Spaghetti with mushrooms, Glazed mushrooms with plain rice, Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables., ... All
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