Classic Italian lasagna
Time: 40 min. preparation time, 30 min. baking time
Nutrition: Calories ca 756 / Protein 54g / Carbohydr. 50g / Fat 34g
Ingredients (4 servings)
|150 g||lasagna sheets|
|500 g||ground beef|
|800 g||tomatoes (crushed, canned)|
|2 tsp||oregano (dried)|
|60 g||Parmesan cheese (grated)|
|olive oil for frying|
baking dish, oven, vegetable peeler, large frying pan, small saucepan, cooking spoon, cheese grater (optional), cutting board, knife, ladle (optional)
Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
This classic wine, with its full body and smooth tannins, is an ideal sparring partner for lasagna. The rich dish plays to the wine’s strengths: tomatoes pair wonderfully with its fruitiness and the pasta highlights its spice. Decant and serve this Chianti at 16 – 18°C / 60 – 65°F.
Finely chop garlic. Peel and dice onion and carrots.
vegetable peeler, cutting board, knife
1 clove garlic / 1 onion / 150 g carrots
Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté onions, carrots, and garlic. Add ground beef to brown, breaking it up with a cooking spoon. Season with salt and pepper.
large frying pan, cooking spoon
olive oil for frying / 500 g ground beef / salt / pepper
Now, add crushed tomatoes and season again with salt and pepper. Simmer covered over medium heat for approx. 15 – 20 min. Stir in dried oregano.
800 g tomatoes / 2 tsp oregano / salt / pepper
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. For the béchamel sauce, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add flour and sauté, stirring constantly to form a roux.
oven, small saucepan, cooking spoon
50 g butter / 40 g flour
Add cold milk in portions and reduce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for approx. 5 – 8 min. Season with nutmeg and salt and pepper.
500 ml milk / 1 pinch nutmeg / salt / pepper
Cover bottom of baking dish with a layer of meat sauce. Top with lasagna sheets and béchamel sauce. Repeat procedure until ingredients are used up. Finish off with béchamel sauce.
baking dish, ladle
150 g lasagna sheets
Top with freshly grated Parmesan and bake in preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for approx. 30 – 40 min. on the middle rack until golden. Serve hot in baking dish.
cheese grater, oven
60 g Parmesan cheese