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Recipe

Potato and mince bake

Just six ingredients in this simple but satisfying mince and potato bake. Easy on the budget, and delicious. Photography by William Meppem/ bauersyndication.com.au

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Potato and mince bake

Ingredients

Potato and mince bake
  • 600 gram lamb or beef mince
  • 3 cup prepared tomato pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 kilogram waxy or all-purpose potatoes, scrubbed
  • extra olive oil, to brush over potatoes

Method

Potato and mince bake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a large saucepan and brown mince for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Drain off any excess fat, then add tomato pasta sauce and parsley. Stir to combine, season with salt and pepper, then set aside.
  • 3
    At the same time, cook whole potatoes in boiling, salted water for 7 minutes to half-cook, then drain well and slice.
  • 4
    Spread half the meat sauce over the base of a lasagne-style baking dish. Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes over the meat sauce, then cover with the remaining meat sauce. Arrange a second layer of potatoes over the surface. Brush potatoes with a little oil to finish.
  • 5
    Cover dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove foil and bake uncovered for a further 20 minutes to lightly brown the top.

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