Sydney Brewery

EXPERIMENTAL SERIES HAZY PALE - LIMITED RELEASE

BEERY CHEESY PALE ALE LASAGNE

BY SALLY CINELLO

 

 

Sydney Brewery Pale Ale is the hero of this Beery Cheesy Pale Ale Lasagne

INGREDIENTS

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 medium brown onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

500gm beef mince

1 Tablespoon tomato purée

400gm tin chopped tomatoes

200ml beef stock

1 Tablespoon of Italian dried herbs

Salt & Pepper to your taste

Box of dry lasagne sheets

 

FOR THE BEERY CHEESY SAUCE:

50g butter

50g plain flour

300ml semi-skimmed milk

250ml Sydney Brewery Pale Ale 

1 teaspoon English mustard

50gm grated cheddar cheese

Salt & Pepper

 

METHOD

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over a low heat. Fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins, or until softened. Add the mince and fry on a medium heat until golden brown.
  2. Turn up the heat & stir in the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 15 mins, or until the liquid has reduced. Season with salt, pepper & herbs. Continue to simmer to develop flavour.
  3. Meanwhile, make the beery cheesy pale ale sauce. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and then whisk in the flour to make a roux & cook on low for a couple of minutes. Then slowly add the milk & beer, whisking all the time until you have a thick sauce. Season with salt, pepper & mustard, continue to whisk for a few more minutes. Then slowly add 300gm of the grated cheese whilst whisking, if the sauce is too thick add a little more milk or beer to thin it down a little.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan forced 180°C.
  4. Layer up the lasagne in a baking dish, starting with a few Tablespoons of the beef sauce, then a few Tablespoons of the beery cheesy sauce, then the lasagne sheet. Repeat this order until all the beef & cheese sauce has been used. Make the top layer finish with the beery cheesy sauce then sprinkle the remaining 50gm of cheddar cheese on top. Make sure that the lasagne sheets are fully covered in the sauces so they cook properly.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 mins, until the cheesy sauce is bubbling on top and it’s easy to put a sharp knife through the layers.
  6. Leave to stand for 5 minutes to set a little to make it easier to serve
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