Meat Sauce

Bèchamel Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat oil in medium saucepan and gently fry onion until golden.
  3. Add pancetta and mince and cook, stirring until brown.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and water.
  5. Bring to the boil while stirring occasionally then add sugar, herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Gently simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Meanwhile, to make the Bèchamel Sauce in a medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour.
  8. Continue stirring and gradually pour in milk and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  9. Continue stirring until sauce has boiled and is smooth and thick.
  10. To assemble to lasagna spread layer of meat sauce over base of lightly greased baking dish
  11. Arrange one layer of lasagna over the top.
  12. Cover liberally with 1/3 meat sauce, then 1/3 béchamel and some mozzarella slices.
  13. Continue alternating layers of lasagna, meat sauce and béchamel to create 3 layers.
  14. Arrange mozzarella slices over last béchamel layer and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  15. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cooked.
  16. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!

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