Leek, Potato and Minced Beef Bake

leekBy the Tesco website

Serves 4


1kg white potatoes, cut into even discs roughly 1cm thick
50g butter
2 leeks, trimmed, sliced and washed
500g lean beef mince
250ml beef stock
50g Gruyere, grated
50g Cheddar, grated
½tsp dried oregano


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200° C.
  • Melt most of the butter in a large saucepan or casserole dish over a medium heat.
  • Sweat the sliced leeks for 6-7 minutes until softened, then add the beef and increase the heat, browning it well all over.
  • Add the stock, bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Adjust the seasoning to taste then remove from the heat.
  • Spoon into a 12 inch x 6 inch ceramic baking dish.
  • Layer the potatoes on top, seasoning well in between the layers.
  • Dot the top of the potatoes with the remaining butter, then cover the dish with aluminium foil and bake for 40-45 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Remove from the oven once they are soft and discard the foil.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheeses and dried oregano on top. Return the dish uncovered to the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and melted. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for a few minutes before serving.

Freezing and defrosting instructions

This recipe is freezable. To defrost, leave for an hour at room temperature.  Bake at 200C/400F/Gas mark 6 for 35 minutes or until heated through.