1.Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and saute onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes over low heat until softened and fragrant. Add wine and reduce by half, then add tomatoes, sugar and seasoning.
2.Simmer the sauce, covered, for 10 minutes.
Simple satisfying lasagne
3.Heat oil in a large frying pan and brown mince. Add tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Mix cheese sauce with mustard.
4.Heat a shallow pan with water and dip 2-3 sheets of lasagne in for 1-2 minutes to soften.
5.Lay in base of a lasagne dish and top with half mince mixture. Cover with another few pre-softened sheets, then spread over half the cheese sauce. Continue with another layer of pasta, the remaining mince and pasta, finishing with cheese sauce.
6.Sprinkle over grated cheese and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden. Top with parsley.
Feel free to add chilli, smoked paprika or herbs to suit the intended dish. Double the recipe and freeze in batches. Basic tomato sauce: • Substitute tinned tomatoes for vine-ripened ones in summer. • Try adding a pinch or two of herbs and spices depending on your desired recipe. • Sugar cuts the acid from the tomatoes and enhances flavour.