Christmas Lasagna: an Italian tradition!

It’s time for… Lasagna. Friends and family are ready to celebrate Christmas. The house is decorated, the music is in the air and the table is set.
The only thing missing is deciding what to eat.
mple,  Agriconserve Rega has the dish that everyone agrees on. Adults, children and the grandmother who certainly knows more about cooking than we do!

We are talking about Christmas lasagna, a typical dish that will surely make everyone happy and we want to reveal the secret to make it better: everything lies in the right preparation of the ragù. 

We assure you that the sauce prepared with our Tomato Paste Rega, it will make your grandmother lick your mustache!

300 g Beef (minced, coarsely ground and mixed)
150 g Pancetta Becon
300 ml di Tomato Paste Rega
100 ml Red wine
500 ml Vegetable broth to taste
1 onion
1 carrots

Preparation the sauce
To prepare lasagne alla Bolognese, start with the meat sauce. Prepare the vegetable broth and ensure to keep it warm. Then take the pancetta bacon, cut it into strips first and then chop it well. Separately, finely chop the carrots, onions, celery and set aside In a saucepan, pour a drizzle of oil and the pancetta bacon. Use a ladle to spread it well and let it brown for a few minutes. Then add the chopped vegetables and cook for 5-6 minutes. Then add the minced meat. Stir and raise the heat. Let the meat brown slowly, it must be well browned to seal the juices and be soft. Deglaze with red wine and let it evaporate completely before adding the tomato paste Rega. The sauce must cook for two hours. When it starts boiling again, you can add some hot broth, one or two ladles, and let the sauce cook for another couple of hours at least.

Christmas Lasagna
Take a large 12×8 inches (30×20 cm) lasagna pan and grease the bottom. Add a thin layer of béchamel and one of Bolognese sauce. Then place the first sheet of pasta on top. Add another layer of béchamel and one of meat sauce, add grated cheese and continue like this until you have 5 layers. After placing the last sheet, add the Bolognese sauce in order to completely cover the pasta sheet. Sprinkle with grated cheese, add some tufts of butter and bake in a preheated static oven at 338°F (170°C) for 40 minutes.

Wake up your grandmother, the Christmas lasagna is ready … at the table!

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