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Ernest Green Corned Beef Lasagena

Macaroni cheese corned beef lasagne & roasted cauliflower

Ingredients Instructions
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Ingredients

1.5kg Ernest Green & Sons Corned Silverside

1 brown onion, cut into 4

2 cups white wine vinegar

5L water

6 bay leaves

6 cloves garlic

1 tbsp peppercorns

For the Mac’n’Cheese

300g Macaroni pasta

50g butter

50g flour

600ml milk

150g grated Cheddar cheese

1 bunch chopped parsley

3 tbsp Dijon mustard

Salt & pepper for seasoning

For the Lasagne

1-2 large eggplant, cut lengthways into 12 x 1 cm slices

400ml jar tomato & basil pasta sauce

200g grated mozzarella cheese


Instructions

  1. Remove the silverside from the bag and rinse under cold water. Add to a large stainless-steel pan with 5L of cold water and bring to a gentle simmer. With a ladle skim any froth from the surface and reduce to a simmer.
  2. Add the vinegar, bay leaves, garlic & peppercorns and simmer until tender, approx. 2 hours. Remove from the pot and allow to cool & thinly slice.
  3. Lay the eggplant on to baking trays lined with paper, brush with olive oil and bake in a 200c oven for 8 – 10 minutes. Refrigerate until cold.
  4. For the mac’n’cheese – cook and drain the pasta per packet instructions. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and over a low heat add flour and stir with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly until smooth. Simmer for 2 more minutes, then stir in cheese, parsley and mustard. Fold through cooked pasta, season with salt & pepper.
  5. To assemble the lasagna, arrange a layer of eggplant on the base of a large deep baking dish. Spread a layer of pasta sauce evenly over top. Next layer a thick layer of sliced. corned beef. Top with a layer of macaroni & cheese. Repeat the process finishing with a layer of eggplant on top. Top with a thin spread of pasta sauce & mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake at 160c for approximately 40 minutes until golden on top.

Cooking Time: 3hrs | Prep Time: 1 hr 30 min

Serves 6-8

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