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Ready In1 hr 45 mins

Veggies are layered instead of pasta, making a tasty and equally filling meal. The buttermilk topping is a great way to reduce the cheese – do try it.

Serving Size
Serves 4
Ingredients
30 ml olive or canola oil
500 g lean beef or ostrich mince
1 large onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 baby marrows, coarsely grated
5 ml paprika
10 ml ground coriander
10 ml dried origanum
2 410 g tins chopped tomatoes
5 ml Worcestershire sauce
90 ml chopped fresh parsley
lemon juice and black pepper to taste
1 medium brinjal, thinly sliced lengthwise
3-4 spinach leaves
300 ml buttermilk
100 ml grated cheddar cheese
Method

1. Heat 2 tsp (10 ml) of the oil in a large saucepan. Fry mince until brown.
2. Spoon out the mince. Add another 1 tsp (5 ml) oil and fry onion until soft. Add celery and baby marrows and fry for a few minutes. Add paprika, coriander, origanum, tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce.
3. Stir in the mince. Simmer for 30 minutes with a lid. Add 4 tbsp (60 ml) of the parsley and season with lemon juice and pepper.
4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 ˚C. Place brinjal on a baking tray and brush on both sides with remaining oil. Roast for 15 minutes until golden and cooked.
5. Spoon half of the mince into a deep oven dish. Cover with spinach. Spoon remaining mince on top and cover with a layer of brinjal.
6. Mix buttermilk, remaining herbs and cheese and spread over the brinjal. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked.

Serve with a tomato salad with fresh herbs or lightly cooked green veggies.

Tips:

1. Use the veggies on page 57, instead of the mince, to make a vegetarian lasagne.
2. To make sure that the buttermilk topping covers the dish completely, rather use a deeper than wider oven dish.

This recipe is in Cooking from the heart 3. Download PDF recipe book here.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Serves 4

Ingredients

Serving Size
 Serves 4
Ingredients
 30 ml olive or canola oil
 500 g lean beef or ostrich mince
 1 large onion, chopped
 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
 2 baby marrows, coarsely grated
 5 ml paprika
 10 ml ground coriander
 10 ml dried origanum
 2 410 g tins chopped tomatoes
 5 ml Worcestershire sauce
 90 ml chopped fresh parsley
 lemon juice and black pepper to taste
 1 medium brinjal, thinly sliced lengthwise
 3-4 spinach leaves
 300 ml buttermilk
 100 ml grated cheddar cheese

Directions

Method
1

1. Heat 2 tsp (10 ml) of the oil in a large saucepan. Fry mince until brown.
2. Spoon out the mince. Add another 1 tsp (5 ml) oil and fry onion until soft. Add celery and baby marrows and fry for a few minutes. Add paprika, coriander, origanum, tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce.
3. Stir in the mince. Simmer for 30 minutes with a lid. Add 4 tbsp (60 ml) of the parsley and season with lemon juice and pepper.
4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 ˚C. Place brinjal on a baking tray and brush on both sides with remaining oil. Roast for 15 minutes until golden and cooked.
5. Spoon half of the mince into a deep oven dish. Cover with spinach. Spoon remaining mince on top and cover with a layer of brinjal.
6. Mix buttermilk, remaining herbs and cheese and spread over the brinjal. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked.

Serve with a tomato salad with fresh herbs or lightly cooked green veggies.

2

Tips:

1. Use the veggies on page 57, instead of the mince, to make a vegetarian lasagne.
2. To make sure that the buttermilk topping covers the dish completely, rather use a deeper than wider oven dish.

3

This recipe is in Cooking from the heart 3. Download PDF recipe book here.

Veggie and mince ‘lasagne’