Ingredients for cooking casserole with minced meat and cheese.
For mashed potatoes
- Potatoes 8-10 pieces
- Butter 50 grams
- Milk 100-200 milliliters
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Paprika on the tip of a knife
- Minced meat (pork, beef) 500 grams
- Onions 2 pieces (medium)
- Salt to taste
- Dried herbs (dill, basil, etc.) to taste
- Vegetable oil as required for frying
For cheese crust
- Hard cheese 100 grams
- Sour cream 4 tablespoons
- Main ingredients
- Serving 5 servings
- World Cuisine
Saucepan, potato press, knife for peeling vegetables, a frying pan, wooden spatula, kitchen knife, cutting board, tablespoon, grater with medium holes, butter knife, kitchen grippers for hot, baking dish.
Cooking casseroles with minced meat and cheese:
Step 1: Prepare the potatoes.
Fold the potatoes in the sink and rinse thoroughly with running water. Remove the growths and remove the skin. Cut out the eyes, if any. After cleaning, wash the root crops with water again. Arrange the potatoes prepared in this way on a cutting board and cut each into two equal parts, and those that are larger into three or four.
Step 2: Cook the mashed potatoes.
Put the potatoes in a pan, draw clean water into it and put everything on fire. Wait until the liquid begins to boil and turn down the power. Boil potatoes in barely boiling water for 40 minutes or until it breaks apart, becoming soft and loose.
After cooking, drain the excess liquid from the potatoes and crush everything with a metal crush, turning the contents of the pan into a thick puree.
Add butter, salt, pepper to taste, pour paprika. Mix everything thoroughly so that the butter melts, and the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the mass.
Add milk at the end. Better pour it in portions so that you do not accidentally get liquid mashed potatoes. First pour in about 100 milliliters, stir, if you see that this is not enough, pour in another 50 and mix again. If you decide afterwards that the mass is too dry, pour out the remaining milk.
Step 3: Prepare the onion.
Peel the onion, rinse with ice water, then grind the ingredient, cut it into small cubes with a knife.
Step 4: Prepare the filling.
Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Put the minced meat and chopped onion there. From time to time stirring, fry everything over medium heat until cooked, usually it takes 20-25 minutes. In the end, for 5-7 minutes add salt, herbs and herbs to the meat until tender.
Step 5: Prepare the Cheese.
Cheese just needs to grind with a medium grater. But first of all, do not forget to cut off the crust from a piece, if any.
Step 6: Cook the casserole with minced meat and cheese.
Set the oven to warm up 220 degrees. And while she comes, prepare a baking sheet and form a casserole. You need to do this as follows: at the bottom of the baking dish, lay half of the whole mashed potatoes and smooth, then put all the minced meat fried with onions and cover it again with another layer of mashed potatoes. Flatten everything with a spoon.
Sprinkle grated cheese over the casserole, spreading it evenly over the entire area. Top all the sour cream.
Put the casserole in the oven and cook until it is covered with a delicious ruddy crust. As soon as you see that the dish is ready, take it out. But do not rush to serve, let the casserole cool slightly.
Step 7: Serve the casserole with minced meat and cheese.
Cut the prepared casserole with minced meat and cheese with a metal spatula. Arrange the resulting portioned pieces on plates and serve as the main hot dish.
Enjoy your meal!
- Some housewives recommend adding frozen vegetable mixture or just corn and green peas to the minced meat. In this case, the dish is quite interesting.
- You can also use garlic as a seasoning for mashed potatoes. Pass its cloves through a special press, turning it into pulp.
- Sometimes, to make the casserole more cheese, I add slices of processed cheese between the minced meat and mashed potatoes.