Lasagne Con Carne

with Creamy Bechamel Sauce

  • Meat
  • Italian
  • Contains Dairy
  • Beef

A family-pleasing version of lasagna is made with lean ground beef and creamy bechamel.

Nutrition Per Portion

  • 964 Calories | 
  • 76.7g Carbohydrates | 
  • 54.1g Fat | 
  • 5.9g Fibre | 
  • 44.6g Protein | 
  • 19.5g Sugar
  • 0.0 min

    Preheat the oven to 190C.

  • 0.5 min

    Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic, and celery.

  • 2.0 min

    Peel and finely grate the carrot.

  • 2.5 min

    Finely slice the fresh basil, reserving a few leaves to garnish.

  • 3.0 min

    Grate the cheddar cheese and parmesan.

  • 3.5 min

    Heat a saucepan of oil over medium-high heat.

  • 4.0 min

    Add the onion, celery, and garlic to the pan and cook until they begin to soften.

  • 5.0 min

    Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil.

  • 5.5 min

    Add the beef mince and continue to cook until the mince is browned.

  • 6.5 min

    Add the grated carrot to the beef and cook.

  • 7.5 min

    Add the chopped tomato and a splash of water.

  • 8.0 min

    Season well with salt and pepper and add the fresh basil.

  • 8.5 min

    Crumble in the beef stock cube.

  • 9.0 min

    Bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer, stirring occassionally.

  • 9.5 min

    Add a small amount of the tomato paste if the sauce needs thickening.

  • 10.0 min

  • 13.0 min

    Drain the lasagne sheets and leave aside to dry on paper towel.

  • 13.5 min

    In a pan melt the butter over medium heat.

  • 14.0 min

    Mix in the flour until stir until it makes a paste (similar to wet sand).

  • 14.5 min

    Add the milk gradually, stirring each lot in before adding more so that lumps do not form (use a whisk if you have one).

  • 15.5 min

    Add the cheese and stir until combined.

  • 16.0 min

    Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

  • 16.5 min

    Remove the bolognaise from the heat and season to taste.

  • 17.0 min

    Spoon the bolognaise onto the bottom of an ovenproof dish.

  • 17.5 min

    Follow with a layer of the lasagne sheets and then a layer of cheese sauce.

  • 18.5 min

    Repeat and ensure to finish with a layer of lasagne sheets topped with the rest of the bechamel sauce.

  • 20.0 min

    Sprinkle over the parmesan cheese and garnish with remaining basil leaves.

  • 20.5 min

    Place the in the oven and bake until the lasagne is golden and a skewer can pass easily through the lasange sheets.

  • 32.0 min

    Serve immediately while still hot.

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  • Ingredients

    Parmesan Cheese, finely grated

    Cheddar Cheese, grated



    Plain Flour


    Lasagne Sheets

    Beef Stock, crumbled

    Tomato Paste

    Chopped Tomatoes

    Beef Mince

    Fresh Basil, coarsly chopped

    Olive Oil

    Celery, finely chopped

    Carrot, finely grated

    Garlic, finely chopped

    Brown Onion, finely chopped

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