- STEP 1
Brown the mince in the oil, then set aside.
- STEP 2
Now gently fry the onion, peppers and mushrooms until soft
- STEP 3
Pop the mince back in together with the tomato puree and bay leaves. Cook for 5 minutes.
- STEP 4
Now add the tomatoes and herbs, bring to the boil, then simmer for at least 30 minutes and season well
- STEP 5
Grease a 10” x 8” baking dish and line the bottom with pasta.
- STEP 6
Fish out the bay leaves and spoon about 1/3 of the mix on to the pasta, then put 'blobs' of cottage cheese (again about 1/3) on top of the mince. Carry on for 2 more layers, finishing with meat, cottage cheese and then cheddar.
- STEP 7
Bake at 180C for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.serve with salad and garlic bread.