Cooking Quest #1: Lasagna

Friday, September 04, 2009

I've never cooked lasagna before. I've seen them made on tv and in real life, but I never got the chance to make one myself. Last Friday, I decided that I wanted to make one.

And so, last Saturday afternoon - I made one. And this is what it looked like!

Making lasagna isn't that hard pala.. I always had this thought that it was difficult and very time consuming - but it wasn't. I found it actually really simple!!

This is the recipe that I used:
Meat Sauce
500g - Lean ground beef
1 whole carrot - diced
3 whole white onions - diced
1 clove garlic - crushed
2 cans 200g Crushed tomatoes
5 tablespoons - Tomato Paste
2 cups Chicken Stock
A pinch of nutmeg
1 tablespoon Sugar
Chicken powder to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Saute the onions, carrots and garlic until soft.
Add the ground beef and saute until brown.
Add the crushed tomatoes and the 2 cups chicken stock.
Add a pinch of Nutmeg.
Season with Salt and Pepper (or chicken powder). Make sure to add for flavor
Simmer for 20 minutes
(after simmering, taste again and season as needed)

Cheese Sauce:
2 tablespoons - Butter
2 tablespoons - All purpose flour
125g - Mozarella Cheese
2 cups - Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt butter.
Add the all purpose flour, cook for a few minutes.
Add the milk and wait until it thickens.
Add the mozarella cheese until melted over low heat.
Set aside when all the cheese has melted.

On a oven-proof deep dish, assemble the lasagna as follows:
Pour meat sauce on the dish
Place 1 layer of lasagna noodles
Pour meat sauce over the noodles
Pour cheese sauce over the meat sause
Place 1 layer of lasagna noodles.

Assemble on the dish: meat sauce, cheese sauce, lasagna noodles and end with the cheese sauce.

Set oven at 175c and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese browns.

Lookey lookey here!!

(Cooked this August 18!!)


  1. wow!!! that looks delish didi!! pahingi naman =D

    you might wana try putting nutmeg in the cheese sauce din.

    miss you na...hope to see you soon!!! mwaaah!

  2. @Jenn - Hallo!! Punta ka sa house!! Meron akong ginawa ulit!! Hahaha...