Ingredients for cooking meat casseroles with potatoes
- Fresh beef pulp 500 grams
- Potato 1 kilogram
- Milk 50 milliliters
- Onion medium size 2 pieces
- 2 eggs
- Wheat flour 2 tablespoons
- Butter 50-70 grams + 50 grams (for frying)
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for greasing the baking dish
- Main Ingredients: Beef, Potato
- Serving 7 servings
A large pan with a lid, a cutting board, a kitchen knife, a potato crusher, a stove, a slotted spoon, a tablespoon, a turkish, a sieve, a small bowl, kitchen oven mitts, a meat grinder, a medium bowl, a medium frying pan - 2 pieces, a wooden spatula, deep form for baking, oven, pastry brush, serving dish, plate - 2 pieces, peeler, kitchen brush
Cooking meat casseroles with potatoes:
Step 1: prepare the potatoes.
Rinse the potatoes thoroughly under running warm water, using a kitchen brush to rinse off any remaining dirt.
Then, using a peeler, remove the peel and put it on a cutting board.
Now, with a knife, chop the tubers with medium slices and put them in a large pan.
Fill the container with ordinary cold water so that it completely covers the component, and put on medium heat. Attention: so that the liquid boils faster, cover the pan with a lid. In 5-10 minutes before that, foam should form on the surface of the water. Be sure to remove it with a slotted spoon and throw it into the sink. After boiling, fasten the fire and cook the potatoes until tender for 40-50 minutes. Immediately after that, turn off the burner, and carefully pour the liquid into the sink, holding a pan with a slightly open lid with the help of kitchen tacks. That's it, the potatoes are ready, so immediately you need to start the process of mashed potatoes.
Step 2: prepare the milk.
Pour milk into a Turk and put on medium heat. When the liquid boils (and this will happen literally within 1-2 minutes), immediately turn off the burner, and set the capacity aside.
Step 3: prepare mashed potatoes for the dish.
Pour hot milk into the pan with potatoes and carefully crush the components with a crush until a homogeneous mass is formed. Then, using a knife, we break the shell of the eggs, and add the yolks with proteins to the total capacity. In addition, we spread a piece of butter here and taste the salt and black pepper to taste. We continue to mix everything with improvised inventory until we get a beautiful and uniform mass in consistency. At the end we cover the pan with a lid and leave it aside for a while.
Step 4: prepare the onions.
Using a knife, peel the onion from the husk and rinse thoroughly under running warm water. We lay out the component on a cutting board and finely chop into cubes. Pour the chopped onions into a clean plate and leave aside for a while.
Step 5: prepare the flour.
Pour the flour into a sieve and sift right above a small bowl. This must be done in order to get rid of excess lumps and saturate the component with oxygen.
Step 6: prepare the beef.
Rinse the beef thoroughly under running water, wipe it with kitchen paper towels and put it on a cutting board. Using a kitchen knife, we clean the meat from films, veins and excess fat. Now cut the component into medium pieces and transfer to a clean plate.
To turn beef into minced meat, we will use a meat grinder with a fine grill. Do it over a medium bowl. Attention: so that in the dish do not come across pieces of meat, you can scroll the beef at least 2 times.
Step 7: prepare the meat casserole with potatoes.
In the first pan, spread the remaining piece of butter and put on medium heat. When the contents of the container have completely melted, add ground beef. From time to time, stirring with a wooden spatula, fry the component until brown. Immediately after that, turn off the burner, and set the capacity aside.
In a second pan, pour a small amount of vegetable oil and put on a large fire. Attention: so that the dish has a pleasant natural aroma, I recommend using a refined component. When the contents of the container heat up well, reduce the heat and pour the chopped onion here. Stirring with a wooden spatula, fry the component until a soft golden color and immediately turn off the burner.
Then pour the onion into a pan with ground beef, add salt and ground black pepper to taste and, using a tablespoon, mix everything thoroughly until a homogeneous mass is formed. Important: be sure to monitor the amount of spices, as previously we added them to mashed potatoes.
When everything is ready, with the help of a pastry brush, grease the bottom and walls of the baking dish with a small amount of vegetable oil. Put it here 1/2 part mashed potatoes and level it with a tablespoon. Then add ground beef to the container so that it completely covers the first layer. At the end, put the remaining mashed potatoes here, level everything again with a spoon and turn on the oven. When it warms up to temperature 180-200 ° C, put on a medium level the form with the dish and bake it for 30-40 minutes until a golden crust appears on the surface.
Immediately after that we turn off the oven, and we take out the container with the help of kitchen oven gloves and set it aside. When the meat casserole with potatoes cools down a little, using a knife, cut it into portioned slices and transfer to a special flat plate.
Step 8: serve the meat casserole with potatoes.
Such a delicious and very fragrant casserole can be served at the dinner table with sour cream or other sauces at your discretion. It is best to drink such a dish with tea, as it is quite satisfying. Help yourself!
Bon appetit to all!
- instead of beef, you can add chicken or turkey fillet, pork and other types of meat to your casserole, which you liked more. Of course, we grind the component in advance using a meat grinder with a fine grill. Attention: try to use home-made minced meat, rather than buying ready-made meat in markets or in stores;
- instead of the potato layer, the casserole can be covered with cheese. To do this, rub the component on a coarse grater in advance. We spread the mashed potatoes first in the baking dish, then add the meat layer and at the end sprinkle the casserole with cheese chips so that it completely covers the minced meat. This option is baked until the last layer is covered with a bright golden crust;
- In addition to the spices indicated in the recipe, you can add any others to your taste in the casserole. For example, in mashed potatoes I usually add 1-2 pinches of “suneli hops”, and ground meat - ground coriander.