Traditional Lasagne with Meatballs

Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients

Meatballs
500g veal mince
500g pork mince

2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup grated pecorino cheese
Salt and white pepper


Lasagne

250g San Remo Instant Curly Lasagna
500g ricotta
500g bocconcini
1 cup grated pecorino cheese


Sauce

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1L tomato passata
Salt and pepper

Traditional Lasagne with Meatballs

Method

Meatballs
In a large mixing bowl, combine veal and pork mince, breadcrumbs, eggs, olive oil, parsley, parmesan and pecorino, and season with salt and pepper. Combine altogether using your hands and mix well. Roll the meatballs - 1 heaped teaspoon of mixture per ball. Place meatballs onto a tray to rest.

Sauce
In a large pan heat olive oil and garlic on a medium heat. Cook garlic for 3 minutes making sure it doesn’t change colour. Add passata, stir and bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

Place meatballs one by one into the simmering sauce. Cook sauce, covered, for a further 25 minutes or until meatballs are cooked. Check seasoning and adjust if needed with salt and pepper.

Lasagna
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Take a baking dish and spread some sauce across the base. Place 2 sheets of lasagne into the dish (or enough sheets to cover). Pour enough sauce with meatballs to cover the pasta evenly. Sprinkle over a good handful of pecorino, a few tablespoons of ricotta and torn bocconcini. Repeat the process until the last layer. Finish with sauce on top and cover with torn bocconcini.

Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.