Friday, October 8, 2010

Organic Veggie Box Series - Part 4

I was getting a bit worried about posting this recipe because it is more of an autumn/winter dish and we have been having scorching weather - but the rain has finally started - hip hip hooray! (You can all stop doing your rain dances - Murphy's law it might never stop raining... hee hee)

So this recipe sort of works for now :) As I said before I made this 3 weeks ago... and it was a brilliant way to use up some left over organic veggies - would be perfect for kiddies too - as they won't really even taste the veggies :) Dre seemed to like it a lot and he's a big kid (I also have to hide the veggies for him) - ha ha :)

Beef and Vegetable Lasagne:
(Serves 4 - 6)

Ingredients:

Mince:
500g Extra Lean Beef Mince
1 Onion, Diced
2 Carrots, Grated
1 Green Pepper, Diced
Bunch of Thyme
1 Tin of Tomatoes
2 tsp Tomato Paste
2 tsp Ground Coriander
1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Fructose
Herbal Salt and Pepper to Taste

White Sauce:
1/4 Cup Maizena
1 Tsp Macadamia Nut Oil/ Olive Oil
2 Cups Rice Milk (You can use the powdered one and mix it up with water or use ready-made)
Sea Salt and Pepper

Layers:
6 - 8 Oregran Lasagne Sheets
2 Small Potatoes Sliced
Spinach Leaves
4 - 5 Sliced Baby Marrows

Directions:

Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Fry onion until translucent
Add mince and spices and fry for a few mins
Add carrots, green pepper and thyme and keep frying
Add tinned tomatoes, tomato paste and fructose and bring to the boil
Season with herbal salt and pepper
Simmer for about 15 mins
For the white sauce mix the maizena and the oil together in a pot and cook out a little on a low heat
Slowly add the milk, adding more once the previous amount has been absorbed
Stir hard and fast as maizena gets lumpy very quickly
This should take about 10 - 15 mins
Season with salt and pepper
In an oven proof dish, place a small amount of the mince on the bottom and then layer the lasagne sheets (this is to stop the lasagne from sticking to the dish)
Add a layer of mince and a layer of white sauce on top
Add a layer of potatoes and a layer of spinach
Add another layer of mince and another of white sauce
Add a layer of baby marrow and the last layer of mince and a last layer of white sauce
Bake in the oven for 50 minutes on 180 and on 200 for the last 10 minutes to get the top delicious and bubbling and golden - yum!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good! I just got some Himalayan pink salt, HimalaSalt, from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I think I'll try it out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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