Simple meat with puree in the oven

  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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If you like to prepare recipes in the oven you will love this delicious simple meat with puree in the oven! Minced meat seasoned with delicious spices and puree brushed with beaten egg yolk give to this recipe an excellent presentation!

Simple meat with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal

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  • 250 grams (8 3/4 ounces) minced beef
  • 250 grams (8 3/4 ounces) minced pork
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt (to taste)
  • For the puree:
  • 1.2 kg (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 400 ml (1 3/4 cups) milk
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Place the olive oil and the chopped onion in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the minced meat and season with a little salt, nutmeg, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Stir, cover the pan with a lid and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 2

    1. For the puree:
    2. Peel, wash the potatoes, place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook the potatoes for about 20 to 25 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, remove the pan from heat, drain them and mash with a potato masher. Season with margarine, nutmeg, pepper, lemon juice and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon and place back on the stove over low heat. When starts bubbling, turn off the heat.

    Step 3

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

    Step 4

    1. In a baking dish, place a layer of puree, on top, a layer of meat
      Simple meat with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal
      and finally, another layer of puree. Brush with beaten egg yolk
      Simple meat with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal
      and bake until golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes.

    Step 5

    1. Turn off the oven and serve with lettuce and tomato salad.

Simple meat with puree in the oven

Nutrition facts per serving (5 servings)

Calories: 498

Total Fat: 19.5 g(25%)

Saturated Fat: 5 g(24%)

Cholesterol: 130 mg(43%)

Sodium: 208 mg(9%)

Total Carbohydrate: 45.5 g(16%)

Protein: 36 g

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Simple meat with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal

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