Potato Puree with Meat and Cheese
This is a simple delicious dish for potato lovers, who doesn't like potato!! Oh may be my friend Jessica.. the topping texture give the dish a balanced contrast and texture, as turned the smooth potato melted in you mouth with the delicate chewing of the cheese taste. Here I use the gruyere cheese and mozzarella, however using a gouda cheese is also a good choice, but I like it with first more!! I used a frozen green peas for this recipe and cooked very short time with the meat mixture to maintain the texture of the peas. Also the ground beef I used is lean about 8% fat. The oven time is short just to make the topping brown as well as to incorporate the taste of the ingredients.
- 1 cup of Ground beef or about 1/2 pound
- 1 cup of green peas
- 4 potato medium size about 2 pounds
- 1 cup of bread crumb
- 1 onion minced
- 1 cup of milk
- half of a cup of cheese (Gruyere and mozzarella)
- 5 tbsn of butter- 3 for cooking and 2 for bread crumb
- 1/4 cup of pin nuts
- Seasoning: Black pepper / cinnamon / cayenne
Chop the onion onion minced, melt the butter and sauté the onion while it's coking add the cinnamon and black pepper. Just before the onion gets golden and brown it's about 4 min, add the beef and stir very well after adding more black pepper and some salt, cook for another 5 min stirring very well normally about 5 min. Add the green pees and the pin nuts and cook for extra 1 min only, try not to over cook the pees.
mash the potato adding generous amount of salt and the milk with dash of cayenne, then spread half of the potato in a medium size oven tray as the first layer, add the cooked beef mixture in the middle, then add the rest of the potato third layer.
Add two tbspn of melted butter to bread crumb and mix them well, spread the bread crumb on the top of the potato adding the cheese.
Bake at 350F for about 15 min.... Enjoy