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Feeds 6

Ingredients:  £3.64
8 sheets of Lasagne Pasta       (39p)
500 grams of mince                (£2.00)
1 large onion                             (10p)
1 tsp Oregano
1 finely chopped garlic
1 beef stock cube                    (13p)

1 tbsp of lentils                        (8p)
1 tsp oil

For the sauce:
3/4 pt of milk                           (28p)
150 gams mature cheddar cheese  (66p)
2 tsps Cornflour
Garlic
1/4 tsp of pepper

Garlic bread (Optional)         (42p)

Method:
1. Heat a saucepan of water with a tsp of oil
2. Place the pasta sheets in the water and cook until soft (10 mins)
3. Drain water and soak in cold water.
4. Meanwhile fry  mince and onion together in a saucepan
5. Finely chop garlic and add with oregano into mince
6. When mince browned add stock cube and pint of water
7. Bring to the boil, add lentils and simmer for 20 minutes
8. Use ends of unsweetened cereal so mixture is solid.

For the sauce:
1. Mix two piled teaspoons of cornflour with water
2. Boil milk in saucepan, turn down heat
3. Gradually stir in  cornflour mix until it thickens to a sauce
4. Remove from heat.  Stir in pepper and grated cheese
5. Leave enough cheese to sprinkle over the top of the dish

Combine:
1. Use half the meat to cover the bottom of an oblong dish
2. Cover the meat with two and a half sheets of pasta
3. Use roughly a third of cheese sauce to spread over those
4. Add two and a half sheets of pasta to cover that
5. Use and spread over remaining meat. Cover with remaining pasta
6. Tuck the edges down the sides meat to stop it mixing with sauce
7. Top with remaining cheese sauce and grated cheese
8. Cook in oven at 190 degrees until topping browned = 20 mins
9. Heat up garlic bread 5 mins before end of cooking time.

Serving suggestion:
Cut into six servings (freeze two)
Serve with slices of garlic bread
Best with a five piece salad (not coleslaw)   (£1.40)

Tip 1:  Slightly damp garlic baguette with hand before putting in oven as this will give it a lovely crunchy crust.

Tip2 :  Lasagne looks good with half a large tomato on the top, but you can cut two small ones in half and place on the top.

Cost of Meal:  £5.46  (with garlic bread)
Cost per person:   91p  (for six people)

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