Skinny Beef Lasagne Recipe

 

Who would have thought you could eat lasagne when on a diet? Well thanks to our amazingly clever recipe you can.

The pasta is replaced with sheets of blanched leeks so you can have all the deliciousness without the calorie count. This meal provides 354 kcal, 29g protein, 22g carbohydrate (of which 10.5g sugars), 15g fat (of which 7g saturates), 5.5g fibre and 1.7g salt per portion.

Ingredients

  • 2 large leeks, each about 300g/10½oz
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 celery sticks, trimmed
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 500g/1lb 2oz lean beef mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 150g/5½oz chestnut mushrooms, wiped and chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml/¼ pint red wine
  • 200ml/7fl oz beef stock, made with 1 beef stock cube
  • 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 heaped tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500ml/18fl oz semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 50g/2oz extra-mature cheddar, grated
  • 25g/1oz parmesan, finely grated
  • 3 medium vine tomatoes, sliced
  • freshly ground black pepper

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