Leek, potato and minced beef bake

Leek, potato and minced beef bake recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr 10 mins to cook, 5 mins to cool
  • 665 calories / serving
  • Freezable

Ingredients

  • 1kg white potatoes, cut into even discs roughly 1cm thick
  • 50g butter
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, sliced and washed
  • 500g (1lb) lean beef mince
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 50g (2oz) Gruyere, grated
  • 50g Cheddar, grated
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2775kj
    665kcal
    33%
  • Fat

    40g 57%
  • Saturates

    21g 105%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.1g Protein 36.8g Fibre 5.1g

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200° C.
  2. Melt most of the butter in a large saucepan or casserole dish over a medium heat. Sweat the sliced leeks for 6-7 minutes until softened, then add the beef and increase the heat, browning it well all over. Add the stock, bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Adjust the seasoning to taste then remove from the heat. Spoon into a 12 inch x 6 inch ceramic baking dish. Layer the potatoes on top, seasoning well in between the layers.
  4. Dot the top of the potatoes with the remaining butter, then cover the dish with aluminium foil and bake for 40-45 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Remove from the oven once they are soft and discard the foil.
  5. Sprinkle the grated cheeses and dried oregano on top. Return the dish uncovered to the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and melted. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for a few minutes before serving.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Once the dish has cooled completely, transfer it to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. Loosely cover with foil and bake until dish is thoroughly heated through. Reheat until piping hot.

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