This is my weird creation…I call it Ratalasagne since it’s a bit like a ratatouille but a lasagna too without the pasta. This is great for anyone on a low carb diet or living a paleo lifestyle!
This can serve between 4-6 people or 12-15 if you put them into individual ramekins :)
What you’ll need - 23cm round or square cake tin and a good vegetable slicer (you can use ramekins too if you’re having a lot of guests over)
Ingredients (This is a quick version of an ordinary paleo lasagna)
- 700g of Lean Mince Beef
- 2 jars of Loyd Grossman Bolognese sauce
- 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
- 1-2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons of black ground pepper
- Mature Cheddar cheese (as much as you want)
- 3 Large Courgettes
- Olive Oil
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees c
- Wash the courgettes and top and tail them. Use the slicer to slice them thinly then put them into a bowl.
- Sprinkle in some garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt and a dash of olive oil.
- Coarsely grate your cheese and put it into a bowl and put it aside for later
- Get a deep bottom pan ready and drizzle in some olive oil.
- Add your mince beef and brown it off. Once it’s browned add your garlic powder and seasoning.
- Add the bolognese sauce and stir it in. Leave it to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In the meantime place the courgette slices around the bottom of the tin like the example above.
- Put a layer of mince beef mixture then some grated cheese. Then add one layer of courgettes. Repeat this process until you run out of mince beef.
- Finish off with a layer of courgettes and grated cheese.
- Place it in the oven for 40 minutes or until the cheese has turned a lovely golden brown.
- You may find that this version is a little watery but that is completely normal and still delicious!
If you have time, grill off the individual courgette slices (you can make the slices a bit thicker if you choose to do it this way). This will stop it from being too watery. The downside to this is it will take a bit longer to complete. You can also use a mixture of other vegetables like eggplant.
ooh this looks tasty.