250gramssharp cheddar cheese(or a combination of your preferred cheeses), grated
Cook the bacon until it starts to render fat.
Add the minced (or ground) beef. Cook, stirring, until the beef changes color. If your meat is lean enough, it’ll soak up whatever fat the bacon has rendered.
Add the chopped onion. Stir. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until the onion bits soften, about five to seven minutes.
Add the oregano and chorizo to the bacon and beef. Stir well.
Add the chopped tomatoes with the juices (or your homemade tomato sauce). Season with salt, pepper and a bit of sugar to offset the sour notes of the tomatoes. Stir. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, to reduce the sauce. Reduction is the key to a rich and flavorful sauce.
After about 20 minutes, the sauce should have reduced considerably and the mixture should be thick but not dry. This is the consistency you want to make sure that your baked lasagna turns out moist but not soupy. Adjust the seasonings by adding more salt, pepper, sugar or all of them. This is your last chance to get the right balance so taste and taste again. You can't adjust the seasonings anymore during assembly.
While the meat sauce reduces, cook the lasagna noodles in boiling water. When done, drain, then douse with very cold water.
Butter the bottom and sides of the baking dish.
Meanwhile, prepare the white sauce. You can start preheating the oven at this point too. At 375F.
Beat the cream cheese in a bowl. Add the cream. Mix until smooth.
Add half of the grated sharp cheddar cheese (or whatever combination of cheeses you’re using). Mix gently to combine. The texture of the white sauce should be pourable but not runny.
Arrange half of the lasagna noodles so that they fill the bottom of the buttered pan. Overlapping them a bit is okay.
Spread half of the meat sauce over the noodles.
Top the meat sauce with half of the white sauce.
Repeat with the remaining noodles, meat sauce and white sauce.
Scatter the remaining grated cheddar cheese over the white sauce. Assembly is complete at this point.
Bake the lasagna, uncovered, in a preheated 375F oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and the sauce along the sides are bubbly.
Allow the lasagna with meat sauce to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
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