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Beef Mince with Gratin Potatoes

A deliciously comforting dinner



  1. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mince in batches and brown well. As it browns transfer it into a saucepan. Add a little more oil to the frying pan then add the onion and garlic. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the onion mixture to the beef along with the tomatoes, tomato purée, water or stock, bay leaf. Season with a little salt and black pepper. Cover and simmer until it thickens, approximately 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the gratin potatoes. Put the potatoes, milk, cream, nutmeg, garlic, a little salt and black pepper in a large saucepan and bring to the boi.l Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F).
  4. Transfer the mince into an ovenproof baking dish. Top with the garlic potatoes. Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Cover with tin foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. After the first 20 minutes remove the foil to allow the potatoes to brown.
  5. Serve with a green salad.


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