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Ingredients nightmare - what do you put in your lasagne?

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JustFabulous Wed 22-Aug-12 16:19:16

All I have left from my usual ingredients are mince and tinned tomatoes. I will make the sauce but need something in the mince mix I think.

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Onthebottomwithawomansweekly Wed 22-Aug-12 16:22:23

Mushrooms and courgette diced will pad out the meat more (not sliced rounds of courgette though, as the middle goes to mush and you end up with a circle of red hot courgette skin hanging out of your mouth and burning your lips!)

Some tomato puree or some passata to thicken up the sauce.

I also find a couple of good drizzles of balsamic vinegar gives the sauce a nice dark colour, and gives it a bit of zing.

TiddlyBears Wed 22-Aug-12 16:26:22

Onions and mushrooms
Half a teaspoon of sugar to make the tomatoes less 'tomato-ish'
Lots of herbs

In theory you could add carrots, peas, sweetcorn if you wanted to. I tend to leave these for cottage pie.

Piffpaffpoff Wed 22-Aug-12 16:30:19

I use Delia's recipe which is onion bacon and garlic fried til soft, then mince, passata, tom puree, red wine and and Italian herb seasoning. I also add mushroom to pad it out.

JustFabulous Wed 22-Aug-12 16:33:53

I don't need to pad it out as it is only for the kids so the smaller end result is fine.

I made shepherd's pie the other day and put peas and mushrooms in that. I would never put peas in lasagne htough.

Not sure I usually put onions in either.

<goes to check Mary Berry's book>

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JustFabulous Wed 22-Aug-12 16:34:42

Golly, it is meant to have onions in.

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Talyra Wed 22-Aug-12 18:04:05

Onions, garlic, sometimes some green lentils for bulk

Lemonylemon Thu 23-Aug-12 13:42:37

Mince, onion, mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, sugar, salt, dried oregano, rosemary, basil, few shakes of worcester sauce.....

handbagCrab Thu 23-Aug-12 13:48:07

Mince, garlic, onion, passata, Then veg like mushrooms, peppers, courgettes, aubergine, sweetcorn, tomatoes, grated carrot, spinach maybe. Then wine, Italian herbs, stock cubes, Worcester sauce.

What have you been puttning in?

eslteacher Thu 23-Aug-12 18:22:25

My lasagne sauce is made of: onions, bacon, garlic, mince, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, teaspoon of sugar, oregano and basil, salt and pepper, and a glug of either red or white wine. If I don't have any wine, I use balsamic or white wine vinegar.

lljkk Thu 23-Aug-12 18:49:13

onions, olives, tomatoes in some form, cheese & lasagnea sheets. Leeks if I don't have onions. More toms than cheese. Olive oil to line the dish.

GobHoblin Sun 26-Aug-12 22:05:10

Whatever i have in the fridge!
Onions, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, courgettes, spicy sausage, herbs, worcester sauce,passatta....... some or all of the above. Don't you think you just know when a lasagne is going to be legendary as you are putting it together!

Littlemissimpatient Mon 27-Aug-12 10:09:59

my mince for lasagne is olive oil, 3 garlic cloves, 2 onions, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp basil, 1tbsp mixed herbs, 3tbsp tomato puree and 1 can of chopped or plum tomatoes. That does around 500g/1 lb mince. no other veg but DH likes mushrooms or peppers too. This does a lovely thick lasagne mince.
For variation add some pesto instead of tomato puree

cookingonwine Sat 21-Sep-19 18:45:26

Can you add sweetcorn?

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