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2x 400g packs of mince beef

4oz mushrooms, diced

2 onions, diced

4tbsp vegetable oil

1x 500g jar passata

bunch of basil, chopped

1tbsp dried oregano

salt and pepper

pack of lasagne sheets

1 pack of grated cheese

1x 400g jar white sauce

Pre-heat oven to 200c (gas 6)

In a large high sided pan or wok over a medium heat, add the oil, onions and mushrooms. Fry for 4-5 minutes until softened then add the mince and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Wipe the pan clean, add the passata and oregano then stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 15 minutes then turn the heat off. Add the basil and stir well. Combine with the mince. Stir well.

Now time to build the lasagne. Add some of the mince mixture to the bottom of a large oven proof dish. Arrange a layer of lasagne sheets on top of the mince and top this with a layer of white sauce. Repeat the process until you have run out of mince. Top with grated cheese of your choice. I used cheddar. Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.

*Dried herbs always go in at the beginning of cooking and fresh at the very end*

*Make your own white sauce by melting 1oz butter in a pan on medium heat. Add 1oz flour and cook while stirring for 5-6 minutes to cook the flour out. Add 1floz of milk and stir thoroughly. Repeat until you have used 1 pint of milk and you have a thick sauce*