Creamy Meaty Lasagna Recipe

Recipe by: ma. Theresa Mena
Ingredients: serve 8 to 10
Meat sauce
2 packages(250 grams each) bacon, chopped
½ cup bacon oil(from cooked bacon, divided in half
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
2 medium onions, minced
400grams ground pork
200grams ground beef
1 beef broth cube
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
1 can (200grams ) button mushrooms, drained and finely chooped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon origano
1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
1 can (170 grams) tomato paste
2 cups water
2 teaspoons iodized salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
3 tablespoons sugar

  • In a preheated pan, saute bacon bits until crips. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon bits from work and set aside. Reserve ½ cup of bacon oil
  • Heat ¼ cup of the bacon oil in a large pan(reserve the other half fro the cream sauce). Saute garlic and onions. Add ground meats and cook until brown. Stir in beef broth cube, bell pepper and chopped mushrooms. Add basil, oregano and rosemary and cook until fragrant. Add tomato paste and water. Season with salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and sugar. Simmer until sauce is slightly thickened and flavors are well blended, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Set aside.
Cream Sauce Ingredients:
¼ cup bacon oil(from bacon bits)
¼ cup butter
½ cup all purpose flour
1 large can (370 milliliters) evaporated milk
1 can water (use milk can)
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • In another pan, heat remaining bacon oil and butter. When butter has melted, add flour and mix with a wire whisk until smooth. Slowly pour in evaporated milk and water, stirring continuosly. Season with pepper and nutmeg.
  • Cook over low tomedium heat until slightly thickened. Don’t cook until sauce is very thick because it tends to thicken upon cooling down.
Lasagna Ingredients:
1 box large instant lasagna
1 bar quickmelt cheese, grated (about 200 grams)
Chopped parsley or dried parsley flakes.

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a 9x9 inch glass baking dish, pour about ¼ of the meat sauce. Place a layer of lasagna sheets over meat sauce. Pour in some of the meat sauce and cream sauce over the lasagna sheets. Sprinkle with reserved bacon bits.
  • Repeat layering until baking dish is filled near the top, ending with meat sauce. Top with grated cheese and parsley.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until lasagna sheets are tender. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Serve with garlic bread.
Creamy Meaty Lasagna Recipe

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