Friday, 6 May 2011

Beef Lasagna...

First Time Paleo Lasagna For Me....
This Was Amazing!  


Pre Heat Oven to 200c

Lasagna Beef Sauce Ingredients...

500gm Lean Beef Mince
1x 400gm Organic Tin Tomato
3/4 Cup Tomato Paste
1 Red Onion
15 Sundry-ed tomatoes (set 5 away to top your lasagna with) 
1 tbsp Fresh Rosemarry
1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
400gm Water

2 x Large leeks (for your "noodle sheets")
Not So White Sauce ingredients...

6 Cloves of garlic 
1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts
1 1/3 cups Warm Water
1 Avocado
1 Zucchini (grated) 
1 Packed cup of Baby Spinach
10 Large Basil Leaves
1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg

 Once mince is cooked add your Sun-dried tomatoes, Rosemary, Salt & Pepper, and Red Onion. Saute just slightly. Following by topping your meat with the Tin Tomato, Tomato Paste, and Water. Allow to simmer and reduce Slightly.

 Your ready meat sauce will be looking like this. Set aside.

 Add the Garlic, Avocado, Water, and Macadamia Nuts to a blender or food processor, and BLITZ until smooth. Should look like above.

 In a Large Mixing bowl add the remaining of your not so white sauce ingredients and Mix together.

 In your CLEANED sink. Fill With Boiled water from your kettle. Allow your Leeks to blanch for just 5 minutes (helps with the annoying curling)

 Step 1 & 3 of layering...
 I only made 4 layers (so half both your layer mixes). Starting with firstly laying down a layer of leeks as flat as possible (If they are still curling hold the leeks flat down with your hand, and pop some sauce on top) Top your 1st leek layer with your meat sauce. Should look like above.

Step 2 & 4 of layering... 
Following with another layer of leeks and half your "white sauce Mix". Following with another Meat layer and Finishing with "A not so white sauce layer".

 I topped mine before baking with my sliced up left over sundry-ed tomatoes. I baked this lasagna for 40minutes.

 This should feed 4-6 people.

This Was So Good.
Its Just starting to cool down slightly over here (by cool I mean like 23c haha) So we are enjoying some hot meals again.
I do hope you enjoy it. I just kinda wrote this recipe, and shot it as I went along. The end result was fantastic.


Remember people, forget what your Mama always told you, and ALWAYS play with your food!


  1. I just made this but I substituted cashew nuts for the Macadamia Nuts. I'm surprised at how good this actually tastes! And it is quite filling too!!!

  2. Hah thanks heather! Yes, I am a chef I don't really like dull tasting food! Big on flavor! I'm pretty fussy when it comes to posting my recipes. That was my first paleo lasagna I'm sure I'll re do it and make it even better over the years! Glad you liked it!

  3. I just made this tonight, though I used ricotta cheese instead of the nuts, etc. because I can't give up dairy quite yet ;) and I added in a handful of chopped mushrooms that I had in the fridge...absolutely delicious!! Even our daughter said "yummy" when she took the first bite. Thanks for sharing this!!