Recipe

Lasagne-style crock-pot

Here’s another way of making this humble family favourite even easier! I have added the grated carrot and baby spinach to the mix so you will only need a simple salad to serve. Plus my cheat’s version of a white cheese sauce make this dish as easy as possible.

  • 4 hrs 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Lasagne-style crock-pot
  • 30 millilitre oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 500 gram beef mince
  • 250 millilitre rich beef stock
  • 1 tin diced whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1/2 bag of baby spinach leaves
  • 3 fresh lasagne sheets
  • 125 gram sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
  • all-purpose seasoning or similar

Method

  • 1
    Heat the oil in a large frying pan and saute the onion, garlic and mixed herbs for 3-4 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add the beef and break up with a wooden spoon as it browns.
  • 2
    Add the stock and tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the carrot and spinach and cook for a further 5 minutes until saucy.
  • 3
    Add a third of the beef mixture to the bottom of a slow cooker and top with a layer of pasta sheets. Continue with another two layers, finishing with the pasta layer.
  • 4
    Whisk the sour cream and egg together until smooth, then stir in grated cheese. Spoon the cheese sauce mixture over the top pasta sheet to cover it completely.
  • 5
    Sprinkle with seasoning and cook for 4½ hours on medium until the pasta sheets are tender.
  • 6
    Serve with salad.

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