Lasagne - an Authentic Italian Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
  • 1.5 lbs of ground beef (it must be lean)
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 stick of celery finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh herbs (can be dried): parsley, oregano, thyme, bay leaves.
  • 2 tins of plum tomatoes – never use chopped because they are too watery.
  • I tablespoon of tomato puree
  1. Fry the onions with the garlic in a little olive oil until they are softened.
  2. Add the meat and stir on a high heat until browned.
  3. Add all the other ingredients.
  4. Cover with water and allow to boil with the lid on for at least an hour, but actually the longer you leave it to simmer gently the better! I leave mine to simmer for about 2 hours. Add water if it looks dry and stir occasionally.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at