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Meatball Lasagne — a finger-licking good casserole recipe!

Pizza, pasta, and lasagne are the mainstays of any Italian restaurants worth their salt. While this classic line-up should never be altered, that doesn’t mean we can’t fiddle with the individual dishes. Today, we’re giving lasagne a quick makeover to create a real winter treat…

You’ll need:

For the meatballs:

  • 2¼ lbs ground beef
  • 1½ oz breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

You’ll also need:

  • some oil
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 oz flour
  • 17 fl oz milk
  • 11 cooked lasagne sheets
  • 17 fl oz tomato sauce, seasoned
  • 14 oz diced cooked ham
  • 7 oz grated mozzarella

Here’s how:

    1. Add all of the ingredients for the meatballs to a very large bowl and knead them together using your hands. Once the ingredients have been well mixed, start making meatballs that are 1½ inches in diameter until all of the meat is used up.
    2. Fry the meatballs in hot oil until they are brown all over.
    3. Melt the butter in a pot and stir the flour in. Once the butter has frothed up, add the milk. Season with salt and pepper, stir everything well using a whisk, and take the pot from the heat once the sauce has been brought to the boil.
    4. Fill the bottom of a casserole dish with half of the béchamel sauce, cover it with three lasagne sheets, and place 12 meatballs on top of them. Spoon a large tablespoon of tomato sauce onto each meatball, sprinkle on a third of the mozzarella, and then add half of the cooked ham. Now proceed as follows: four lasagne sheets, béchamel sauce, cooked ham, mozzarella, four lasagne sheets, 12 meatballs, tomato sauce, mozzarella. Bake the lasagne at 340°F in a convection oven for 40 minutes.

Photo: scrumdiddlyumptious

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