Slow Cooked Beef Lasagne

Slow Cooked Beef Lasagne

Try making lasagne the slow cooker way and you'll discover an effortless version of a classic Italian meal.

  • 10 fresh lasagne sheets
  • 2tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 500g mince
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4tbs tomato paste
  • olive oil spray for greasing

For the cheese sauce:

  • 25g butter
  • 25g flour
  • 300ml milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • Shredded parmesan cheese

Method (Serves 4-6)

  1. Pre-heat your Russell Hobbs Slow Cooker on HIGH for 20 minutes, and then grease the inside of the slow cooker bowl with olive oil spray.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large frypan and sauté the onion and garlic until transparent. Add bay leaf, parsley, mince and oregano and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper and add the tomato paste.  Set aside.
  3. To make the cheese sauce, heat the butter in a pan and stir in the flour. Add the milk gradually, stirring well.
  4. Bring slowly to a simmer, constantly stirring as it thickens. Season with salt and pepper, add the cheese and stir until melted through. Remove from heat.
  5. Layer the mince, pasta and cheese sauce in your Russell Hobbs Slow Cooker, finishing with a layer of cheese sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and cook on LOW for 4 - 5 hours, or until cooked.
  6. Serve with garlic bread and a garden salad. Bellissimo!