Lasagne

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Meat sauce
600 grams mince
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
add grated carrot, zucchini, broccoli and spinach if you wish
800 grams tomato
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon oregano

Pasta
300grams
3 eggs

Cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
500 ml milk
100 gams cheddar
50 grams parmesan
salt and pepper

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To make pasta: put the flour in the food processor, while blending adds oil and then eggs to form firm dough. If the mix is wet knead more flour in on a floured bench. Then roll the pasta through the pasta machine up to number 6.

To make the meat sauce, dice the onion and crush the garlic and sauté in a heavy base pan with the mince. When the mince in brown add the tomatoes, basil and oregano and simmer for 20 minutes.

To make the cheese sauce: melt the butter in a heavy based pot and add the flour and cook, add the milk and stir until thick and cooked and add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Layer the meat and pasta sheets in a baking tray and top with the cheese sauce and bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and cooked through.

or cook the pasta sheets in boiling water for one minute and cool and layer the meat, cooked pasta and sauce in a slow cooker dish and cook on high for 4 hours

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slow cooked beef with pasta

This is a easy recipe to put in the slow cooker in the morning of a busy day, then cook the pasta before serving.

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400 grams stewing steak
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 Tablespoon oil
800 grams crushed tomato
3 cloves garlic
2 large onions
1 table spoon basil
1 table spoon oregano
1 tablespoon chutney
1 beef stock cube
salt and pepper

Pasta (or use a packet)

2 cups plain flour
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon oil

100 grams parmesan

To make pasta: put the flour in the food processor, while still blending add oil and then eggs to form firm dough. If the mix is wet knead more flour in on a floured bench. Then roll the pasta through the pasta machine up to number 6. Cut the pasta on the fettuccini cutter on the pasta machine and cook for approximately 4 minutes in salted boiling water, (This can be done earlier, even the day before, and cooled, and rolled in a little oil, then the pasta reheated in the boiling water when serving the dish).

Or cook the packet pasta following the directions on the packet

To make the sauce, cut the beef into a 2 cm dice and roll in the flour. Heat the oil in a pan and seal (brown) the meat on all sides. Crush the garlic, chop the onions and put in the slow cooker with the crushed tomato, basil, oregano, chutney, stock cube and the meat add the meat and mix it all well and cook for about 6 hours on the low setting or until the meat is tender and falls apart.
Serve with the hot pasta and shaved parmesan