Libby Trickett’s Go-To Family Recipe Beef Lasagne

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Libby Trickett

Oct 23, 2019


Mince Sauce

  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • Loads (or to your taste!) of garlic cloves, crushed
  • 700g passata sauce
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • Salt to taste

Bechamel Sauce

  • 60g flour
  • 60g melted butter
  • 600ml milk
  • Lasagna sheets
  • Lots of cheese to top


Mince Sauce

  • Brown onions and garlic until they look tasty.
  • Add mince and brown. Then add passata, red wine, sugar and salt to taste.
  • Simmer until liquid has reduced.

Bechamel Sauce

  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl, add combine flour well and cook for one minute in microwave or until mixture looks like fine bread crumbs. 
  • Add milk, mixing slowly until well combined.
  • Cook in microwave for 8 minutes, stirring every minute until thickened.

Assembly and Cooking

  • Half mince in oven proof lasagne dish.
  • Layer lasagne sheets on top of mince then add half béchamel sauce on top. Then repeat – mince, lasagne sheets, béchamel and top with your amount of cheese! I load mine up but each to their own!
  • Cook in oven, preheated to 200°C, covered with aluminum foil for 40min and then remove the foil and cook for a final 10min to brown and crisp up the cheese.


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By Libby Trickett

Libby Trickett is a former Olympic swimmer and three-time gold medallist who currently works at Megaport, an Australian dark fibre carrier, and also as a full-time loving mum to her two children.



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