Saturday, February 6, 2010
Lasagna With Two Sauces
Tonights dinner is Lasagna with Two Sauces. One sauce is a cream sauce, the other a tomato. It sounded really good and I wanted to try my hand at a different kind of lasagna.
While making it, I noticed that I did not have enough sauce. I made extra cream sauce and it still wasn't enough and the tomato sauce barely covered the last layer. My noodles on the other hand were plentiful.
Here are the ingredients:
1 lb Lasagna noodles
1/4 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour (scant)
4 cups fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon each salt and ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 med. stalk celery, minced
1 med. carrot, finely shredded
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (I used my garlic press)
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 14 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes (juice included)
Salt & Pepper
(recipe also called for panceta, but I had no clue what it was and couldn't find it.)
8 ounces lasagna sheets
salt (for boiling water)
2 balls fresh mozzarella (1/2 lb)
4 tablespoons Parmesan
1 tablespoon butter
Heat butter over low heat until melted. Blend in flour, salt and nutmeg. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; cover and keep warm. If sauce thickens, beat in small amount of milk. Sauce should be the consistency of heavy cream.
Heat olive oil and butter in pan. Add the carrot, onion, garlic, and celery (after chopping them up). Saute briefly then add ground beef. Cook beef until crumbly and brown. Add tomatoes (chop them up) and beef broth. Simmer for an hour salt and pepper to taste.
Cook lasagna and set to the side.
Dice the mozzarella and grease the pan you are baking the lasagna in. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Add cream sauce to bottom of pan, then noodles. Next add the tomato sauce layer, the cream sauce layer, and mozzarella. Add another layer of noodles and repeat. Do this until top layer and cover everything with Parmesan cheese and bits of butter.
Bake for 40 minutes
Everyone gave it a 9 or 10...Grandaddy even said it was the best lasagna he ever had!