Week Three – Lasagna Cups

10 Jul 2013|

Another exciting week of kitchen skills and tasty treats with Claudz and Simply Delicious.
Week Three – Lasagna Cups

Ingredients:
  • 12 lasagna sheets, cooked until just softened
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2tsp crushed garlic
  • 6 tomatoes, finely chopped (1 can chopped tomatoes/2tbs tomat paste)
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1tsp thyme
  • 2tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
Meat sauce ingredients

  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup pecorino, finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated mozzarella, for topping
Cheese sauce ingredients


Method:
  • In a large pot, fry the mince until nicely browned. Remove from the pot and set aside. 
Frying the mince

  • In the same pot, fry the onion, carrots, celery and garlic until soft and translucent.
Frying the veg,  I did this first

  • Add the mince back to the pot along with the tomatoes, beef stock, bay, thyme and sugar.
  • Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180′. Grease and line (with  baking paper) a 6 hole jumbo muffin tray.
  • Combine all the “white sauce” ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Cheese sauce

  • Adjust the seasoning of the meat sauce.
  • To make the lasagna cups, press the lasagna sheets into the prepared muffin tray.
Lasagna lining the tray

  • Place a few spoonfuls of meat sauce into the lasagna cup, followed by a bit of white sauce. 
  • Top with grated mozzarella and place in the pre-heated oven
Cooking up a storm

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling and the exposed pasta has gone crispy.
  • Serve with salad and crusty bread.
Ready to eat

Served with a side salad

Tasty lasagna cups

The final verdict on this meal:
Took quite a bit of preparation
But so tasty when all done
Nice small portion sizes and not too much pasta like a normal lasagna 
Fed a very hungry hubs
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