Buffalo mozzarella lasagne

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This is an awesome lasagne. Don't be daunted by the list of ingredients - they're all readily available, and the dish is so easy to put together.

Neil Perry's buffalo mozzarella lasagne.
Neil Perry's buffalo mozzarella lasagne. Photo: William Meppem

Ingredients

  • 9 instant lasagne sheets
  • 500g fresh buffalo or cow's-milk mozzarella
  • 100g freshly grated parmesan
  • Meat sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 300g pork mince
  • 300g veal mince
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • a pinch of caster sugar
  • 700ml tomato passata
  • 400g canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 large handfuls basil leaves
  • Béchamel sauce
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Adjust the oven racks so the dish can sit in the middle.

To make the meat sauce, heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat.

Cook the onion, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned.

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.

Increase the heat to medium-high and add the meats and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, for 4 minutes or until it loses its raw colour but is not browned.

Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Add the vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until it has almost evaporated.

Add the sugar, passata and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.

Check the seasoning, stir in the basil and set the meat sauce aside.

To make the béchamel, melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over low-medium heat.

Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the milk all at once, whisking constantly, to avoid any lumps.

Return the pan to the heat and keep whisking, until the sauce boils and thickens.

Remove from the heat and season.

To assemble the lasagne, spread a quarter of the meat sauce in the base of a 29cm x 23cm x 7cm lasagne dish.

Place 3 of the lasagne sheets over the sauce.

Spread another quarter of the sauce over the pasta, then a third of the mozzarella, torn into pieces.

Continue layering the pasta, meat sauce and mozzarella two more times.

Pour the béchamel sauce evenly over the final layer of mozzarella, then sprinkle with the parmesan.

Cook the lasagne for 30 minutes or until the cheese is brown and the sauce is bubbling.

Let the lasagne stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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  • Main Ingredients - Pork
  • Cuisine - Italian
  • Occasion - Family meals

4 reviews so far

  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tasty.

    Can you ask Neil why he goes pork and veal as opposed to beef?

    Commenter
    Barney
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    May 26, 2013, 12:36PM
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cooked this tonight, finally, & was impressed!

    Tried to follow the recipe as closely as possible, although I substituted beef for the veal. For the béchamel, I found that I had to season it quite well, according to my taste, & I also ground in a bit of fresh nutmeg for something a bit extra special. I bought pre-grated mozzarella. Also had to switch the oven to grill for a while to ensure some nice browning on top.

    I'm not very good at describing my impression of food, unfortunately, however needless to say that overall, my Wife & I are very happy with this recipe & will definitely be making this again.

    Commenter
    Nugget
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    August 04, 2013, 8:30PM
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Made this on Saturday followed the recipe exactly except for the size of the lasagne pan.
    Best ever Lasagne , all the family agreed, will be cooking this again for sure

    Commenter
    Raknal
    Location
    Newcastle
    Date and time
    August 19, 2013, 5:06PM
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

    This is on OK recipe but hardly family budget friendly! 100 g of the cheese costs $11 at my local supermarket, so to make the recipe as written the cost for the mozzarella alone is $55 (the meat is less than $10).

    Commenter
    Gwen
    Location
    Melbourne
    Date and time
    September 09, 2013, 1:38PM

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