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Slow Cooker Lasagne

Slow cooked Lasagne is a softer but no less delicious dish than is cooked in the oven and I think its my favourite way of cooking this now. I tried a variation of the white sauce by adding onions and lots and lots of cheese because no dish is ever spoiled by too much cheese 😄. This is a filling and tasty meal that is a firm family favourite. The step by step guide helps you recreate this at home. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments. We love to hear your success stories.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time4 hrs 30 minsTotal Time4 hrs 40 mins

 400 g Minced beef
 2 Onions chopped
 1 Tin of tomatoes
 1 tbsp Tomato puree
 2 Beef Stock cubes
 300 ml Water
 1 tsp Mixed herbs
 2 Garlic cloves chopped
 80 g Oats
 For the Cheese Sauce
 2 Onions chopped
 100 g Flour
 500 ml Milk
 200 g Cheese grated
 1 tbsp Mustard
 ½ tsp S&P
 1 tbsp Oil
 8 -10 Lasagne sheets

1

Dry fry the mince to brown it and drain any water or fat

2

Meanwhile heat a tbsp of oil and fry the onions till soft and caramelised

3

Divide into 2 portions-put half in with the minced beef

4

Crumble in the beef cubes and the tomato puree and stir

5

Add the tin of tomatoes and the herbs.

6

Add the garlic and stir through

7

Add the oats and water then stir

8

Simmer for 20mns

9

Meanwhile add the flour to the rest of the onions

10

Stir through until they are coated in flour

11

Add the milk a little at a time,stirring to prevent any lumps

12

Continue stirring till the sauce begins to thicken. Turn off the heat.

13

Add the cheese. I used a mix of 3 cheeses-Cheddar,Mexicana and Smoked

14

Stir till the cheese has melted then add the Mustard and S&P

15

Stir till its smooth.

16

Turn on the SC.
Add a ladlefull of beef mince to the bottom of the SC pot and spread it out

17

Cover with Lasagne sheets breaking them to fit

18

Add a layer of cheese sauce onto the lasagne sheets and spread out

19

Add a layer of mince

20

Continue to layer -mince-pasta-cheese until the mixtures have been used

21

Cover with a layer of grated cheese -keep 1/3rd for garnish

22

Place a tea towel over the SC then place the lid on top. This prevents the mixture becoming soggy

23

Cook on low for 4hrs or high for 2

24

30mns before the end of cooking sprinkle over 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese and replace the lid.

25

Once cooked run a spatula around the edges of the SC and score through with a knife to help ease it out. Serve with mixed vegetables and garlic bread

26

Easy swaps:- Swap the oats for lentils
Swap the tinned tomatoes for passata
You can also bulk the mince out with any vegetables you like. I added some salad leaves that needed using up along with some shredded spinach.

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Ingredients

 400 g Minced beef
 2 Onions chopped
 1 Tin of tomatoes
 1 tbsp Tomato puree
 2 Beef Stock cubes
 300 ml Water
 1 tsp Mixed herbs
 2 Garlic cloves chopped
 80 g Oats
 For the Cheese Sauce
 2 Onions chopped
 100 g Flour
 500 ml Milk
 200 g Cheese grated
 1 tbsp Mustard
 ½ tsp S&P
 1 tbsp Oil
 8 -10 Lasagne sheets

Directions

1

Dry fry the mince to brown it and drain any water or fat

2

Meanwhile heat a tbsp of oil and fry the onions till soft and caramelised

3

Divide into 2 portions-put half in with the minced beef

4

Crumble in the beef cubes and the tomato puree and stir

5

Add the tin of tomatoes and the herbs.

6

Add the garlic and stir through

7

Add the oats and water then stir

8

Simmer for 20mns

9

Meanwhile add the flour to the rest of the onions

10

Stir through until they are coated in flour

11

Add the milk a little at a time,stirring to prevent any lumps

12

Continue stirring till the sauce begins to thicken. Turn off the heat.

13

Add the cheese. I used a mix of 3 cheeses-Cheddar,Mexicana and Smoked

14

Stir till the cheese has melted then add the Mustard and S&P

15

Stir till its smooth.

16

Turn on the SC.
Add a ladlefull of beef mince to the bottom of the SC pot and spread it out

17

Cover with Lasagne sheets breaking them to fit

18

Add a layer of cheese sauce onto the lasagne sheets and spread out

19

Add a layer of mince

20

Continue to layer -mince-pasta-cheese until the mixtures have been used

21

Cover with a layer of grated cheese -keep 1/3rd for garnish

22

Place a tea towel over the SC then place the lid on top. This prevents the mixture becoming soggy

23

Cook on low for 4hrs or high for 2

24

30mns before the end of cooking sprinkle over 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese and replace the lid.

25

Once cooked run a spatula around the edges of the SC and score through with a knife to help ease it out. Serve with mixed vegetables and garlic bread

26

Easy swaps:- Swap the oats for lentils
Swap the tinned tomatoes for passata
You can also bulk the mince out with any vegetables you like. I added some salad leaves that needed using up along with some shredded spinach.

Slow Cooker Lasagne

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