Sunday, 30 September 2012

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Lasagna must be one of my favourite meals of all time. Many people use roux sauce in the middle however it is just as easy to use natural yogurt, eggs and nutmeg as it saves a lot of time (like what it says in the following recipe).

397g/14oz extra lean ground beef
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into bite sized cubes
1 zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
14oz can chopped tomatoes with herbs
1½ cups/14oz tomato paste with herbs and garlic
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper
low calorie cooking spray
12 dried lasagna sheets

For the white sauce:
2 cups/1lb 2oz fat free plain yogurt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 level tbsp grated Parmesan
a pinch of nutmeg

1. Place a large, nonstick skillet over a high heat. Add the ground beef, bell pepper, zucchini, onion and garlic and stir-fry for 6-8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and dried herbs, season well and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring often.

2. Meanwhile mix together the 'white sauce' ingredients. Season well.

3.Preheat the oven to 390°F/200°C. Spray a medium-sized lasagna dish with low calorie cooking spray. Spoon half the meat mixture into the base and top with half of the lasagna sheets. Spread over half of the white sauce mixture and top with the remaining meat mixture. Top with the remaining lasagna sheets, spread over the remaining white sauce. Sprinkle over the Parmesan if you're using it.

4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with the mixed salad.