Meat Sauce

Bechamel Sauce


  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium heat and gently fry onion until soft.
  3. Add pancetta and mince and cook, stirring until brown.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and stock.
  5. Bring to the boil while stirring occasionally.
  6. Gently simmer for 30 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Meanwhile, to make the bechamel sauce, melt butter in a pan on medium heat and add flour gradually, stirring often.
  8. Continue stirring and pour in milk.
  9. Stir until sauce is smooth and thick. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. To assemble lasagna, spread layer of meat sauce over the baking dish.
  12. Arrange one layer of lasagna sheets on top of the meat sauce.
  13. Cover liberally with 1/3 meat sauce, then 1/3 bechamel sauce and mozzarella and parmesan.
  14. Continue assembling layers of lasagna sheets, meat sauce and bechamel to form 3 layers in total.
  15. Top final layer with meat sauce with mozzarella and parmesan.
  16. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cooked.