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Potato And Meat Casserole

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This casserole is kind of a shepherd’s pie with a Latin twist. I made it with small cubed beef but it can be made with ground beef as well. It is also a great way to use left over mashed potatoes.
Ingredients
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Beef chuck/Beef 1 Pound, cut into small cubes
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Bell pepper 1 Medium, seeded, chopped
  Chilli pepper 1 Medium, seeded, chopped
  Carrot 1 Large, peeled, diced
  Peas 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Optional)
  Tomatoes 4 Medium, peeled, diced
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon, crushed
  Cumin 1 Tablespoon, ground
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Black olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), pitted, sliced (Optional)
  Eggs 4 Medium, hardboiled, sliced
  Potatoes 4 Cup (64 tbs), boiled, mashed
  Paprika To Taste (to sprinkle on top)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Prepare the ingredients according to the list.

MAKING
3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook for about 8 minutes or until softened and translucent.
4. Put the meat and mix well. Cook for a few minutes and add the garlic and parsley. Mix well and cook until the meat is almost all cooked through.
5. Add the bell pepper, chili pepper, carrots, peas (if using) and tomatoes. Mix well.
6. Season with oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
7. Cook for about 20 minutes or until tomatoes are stewed and have rendered some juice. Turn off the heat and add the raisins and olives (if using).
8. Transfer the meat into a casserole dish and top with the hard- boiled eggs. Add the mashed potatoes. Spread it evenly and sprinkle with paprika.
9. Place in the oven and bake around 50 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the potatoes are browned.
10. Remove from oven and allow settling for about 15 minutes.

SERVING
11. In a serving plate, slice and serve it as it is.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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