Home cook uses a slow cooker to make delicious lasagne

The ‘perfect’ lasagne recipe: Home cook’s slow cooker dinner is dubbed the ‘best recipe you can find’

  • A home cook has shared a delicious recipe for making lasagne in a slow cooker
  • The chef used 17 ingredients including minced steak, onion, tomatoes and basil
  • The dish was cooked in a slower cooker for three and a half hours before serving

A home cook has been praised online after revealing how to make lasagne in a slow cooker.

The amateur chef used minced steak, olive oil, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, spinach, mozzarella, parmesan and sheets to make the Italian dish.

The ingredients were cooked in a slower cooker for three and a half hours before the meal was ready to be served.

The delicious recipe, which was posted on the Slow Cooker Australia Facebook page has proved to be a hit with home cookers, with hundreds making it.

A home cook has been praised online after revealing how to make lasagne (pictured) in a slow cooker

The home cook first heated oil in a fry pan and added in onion, garlic, minced steak, mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper until slightly brown.

The chef added in the tomatoes, spinach and tomato paste and stirred it all together until combined.

To make the sauce, the cook melted butter in the microwave for 30 seconds before stirring in flour and then adding milk and cooking for about three minutes or until it thickens.

The cook used minced steak, olive oil, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, spinach, mozzarella, parmesan and lasagne sheets

The amateur chef then lightly sprayed a slow cooker dish with oil and poured meat, sauce and arranged the strips in the dish.

After arranging the lasagne strips over the bechamel sauce, the cook poured all the remaining meat and sauce and covered with mozzarella.

‘Arrange mozzarella over bechamel and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook for 2 hours on high then 1-1.5 hours on low,’ the amateur chef wrote.

‘Or 6-8 hours on low depending on what your slowcooker is like. Cook with tea towel trick under the lid.’

The amateur chef arranged the ingredients in the slow cooker and cooked the meal on high for two hours and an extra one and a half on low

Other Facebook users made the recipe and said it tastes delicious and they’d never make the dish any other way.

‘Jumping on the bandwagon [and] I will never make lasagne in the oven again,’ one person wrote.

Another said:’ I made this for the first time a couple weeks ago and was surprised how well it turned out. I kept thinking the pasta sheets would go gluggy but they didn’t.’

‘We made this last night. It was delish,’ one person wrote. ‘Mmmm makes me hungry this looks sooo good,’ another said.

How to make lasagne in your slow cooker

Ingredients:

MEAT SAUCE  

– 1 kg minced steak

– 1 tbls oil plus spray olive oil

– 2 x 425g cans tomatoes

– 2 medium onions

– 200g mushrooms

– 2 clove garlic

– 280g tomato paste

– 2 teas oregano

– 2 teas basil

– Pinch salt

– Pinch pepper

– 120g spinach

– Mozerella and parmesan – however much you like of each!

– Dry lasagne sheets

 

MICROWAVE BÉCHAMEL SAUCE

– 600ml milk

– 2 tbls butter

– 2 tbls flour

Directions:

1. Meat Sauce

Heat oil in large fry pan, fry onion, garlic, minced steak, mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper for 5 minutes to slightly brown and get big lumps out. Add tomatoes, spinach and tomato paste, stir to combine.

2. Microwave Bechamel Sauce

Melt butter for 30 seconds or so in microwave, stir flour in and cook for 1 minute so it resembles breadcrumbs. Add milk, stir to combine. Cook in 1 minute bursts until thick. (took approx 3 minutes total)

3. Prepare Lasagne

Lightly spray slow cooker dish with oil. Pour meat, then a layer of bechamel into the dish. Arrange uncooked lasagne strips over the bechamel. Cover liberally with meat sauce, bechamel and some mozzarella. Continue alternating layers of lasagne, meat and bechamel. Arrange mozzarella over bechamel and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

4. Cook for 2 hours on high then 1-1.5 hours on low. Or 6-8 hours on low depending on what your slowcooker is like. Cook with tea towel trick under the lid.

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