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Beef & Potato-Top Bake

Tender Beef Bake with Crispy Potato Topping

4 - 5

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

2 hrs 30 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Think of this dish as a delicious twist on a shepherd’s or cottage pot pie, using lovely chunks of beef (rather than mince), which are so tender they fall apart on your fork. Using cost-effective ingredients, it’s lovely and simple to make and tastes sensational.

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Ingredients

Filling

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800g - 1kg Quality Mark gravy beef

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trimmed and cut into 2.5cm pieces

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2 cups red wine

Or use beef stock.

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1 onion

chopped

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4 garlic cloves

crushed

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1 leek

finely chopped

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400g button mushrooms

sliced

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1 cup beef stock

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1/2 cup tomato paste

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1 tbsp Dijon mustard

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2 bay leaves

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1 1/2 tbsp cornflour

mixed to a paste with 2 tbsp water

Crunchy potato topping

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1kg Agria potatoes

peeled and chopped into chunks

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50g butter

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1/2 cup grated tasty Cheddar cheese

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1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Method

To Make Filling

To Make Crunchy Potato Topping

1

Preheat the oven to 160ºC conventional bake.

2

Heat a little oil in a large pan over a high heat. Add the beef in batches and brown all over, then transfer to a casserole dish.

3

Add the red wine to the pan; let it bubble rapidly for 30 seconds and pour over the meat.

4

Return the pan to a medium heat and add a dash more oil with the onion, garlic and leek and cook, stirring for 5 minutes.

5

Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.

6

Add the stock, tomato paste, mustard, bay leaves and cornflour mixture.

7

Stir to combine then pour over the meat in the casserole dish and stir.

8

Cover and bake in the oven for 2.5 - 3 hours, until the meat is tender.

9

Cool while your prepare the potatoes (remove the bay leaves).

10

Increase the oven temperature to 200°C conventional.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (749g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

3371 (805)kJ

Protein

59.2g

Total Fat

31.3g

Saturated Fat

13.3g

Carbs

46.8g

Sugars

7.8g

Sodium

610mg

Iron*

7.7mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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