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Lasagne with salad

Serves 4

The cooking challenge

Northern Ireland has become a popular destination for tourists from around the world. Students are invited to plan a two course meal for four visitors using local products to enrich the tourists’ experience of Northern Ireland
Lasagne with salad

Jacqueline Leonard

Young Cook Finalist Recipe

  • Mrs Marie Taggart
  • Arvalee School and Resource Centre, Omagh
  • Special Education


  • 450g Northern Ireland lean minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 500ml passata
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1tsp mixed dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 lasagne sheets
  • 150g Northern Ireland natural yogurt
  • 150ml Northern Ireland semi–skimmed milk
  • 50g Northern Ireland cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salad:
  • 2 handfuls mixes leaves
  • 1 tomato
  • ¼ cumcumber
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bsp red wine vinegar
  • 2tsp golden caster sugar


  • Finely chop the onion and garlic. Dry fry the minced beef with the onion and garlic.
  • Add passata, stock cube and herbs and simmer for 10 minutes. Season the mix.
  • Layer the meat and lasagne sheets in an oven–proof dish.
  • Whisk the egg, yogurt and milk together, stir in half the cheese. Spoon over the meat and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 180ºC for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • To make the salad, place mixed leaves in a bowl. Chop tomato, cucumber and add to the leaves.
  • Whisk the oil, red wine vinegar and sugar. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle the dressing over and toss gently to coat before serving.

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