Monday, 2 March 2020

Meat & Potato Gratin | Creamy Meat & Potato Casserole

“This simple gratin brings together a potato casserole and delicious ground beef. Super delicious and easy to prepare!”

  • 500g ground beef
  • 4 large potatoes, cut into slices
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 250ml double cream 
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1 medium size onion, diced
Ground Beef Seasonings:
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • a handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato
  1. In a large pot combine milk, double cream, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Stir well then add in the sliced potatoes. 
  2. Cook over medium high heat for exactly 8 minutes. 
  3. Once done turn off heat and set aside for later.
  4. Meanwhile in a large frying pan or wok heat 3 tbsp of oil. 
  5. Once hot add in chopped garlic and minced ginger. Fry for 1 minute.
  6. Next add in diced onion and fry for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  7. Add ground beef with all the spices (salt, paprika powder, cinnamon powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder) stir-fry for 4-5 minutes or until the meat turns brown.
  8. Next add coriander leaves, garam masala and canned tomato. Fry for another 10 minutes or until all the liquid has disappeared.
  9. Once done turn off heat and set aside.
Layering Time:
  1. In a large casserole add a layer of half of the creamy potato. 
  2. Then top it with a layer of meat and then with the remaining potato and cream.
  3. Top everything with some grated mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven over 180 degree C for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Then remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the top is nice and golden brown and bubbly. 
  6. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


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