Thursday, April 16, 2015


The combination of minced beef and cheesy crispy potatoes will always be a family favourite.


1/3 cup olive oil
3 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
1kg lean beef mince
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Stock (secukup rasa)
1 cup water
1 diced tomatoes
1 cup mixed Vegetables
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried parsley
700g potatoes, thinly sliced
125g cheese, finely grated


Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 8 minutes or until soft. Add tomato paste. Cook for 3 minutes.
Increase heat to high. Add mince beef. Cook, stirring, for 8 minutes or until browned. Add stock, water and tomatoes. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Add mixed vegetables.

Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease ovenproof dish. Spoon in mince.Combine potatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, and salt and pepper. Arrange one-third potatoes over mince. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat layers, finishing with potatoes. Drizzle with remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle paprika and parsley. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Increase heat to 230°C. Remove foil. Bake for a further 20 minutes or until golden. Ready to serve.

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