Meal Planner

Mediterranean Beef Gratin

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This is a really great and tasty midweek meal which can be prepared with little or no fuss. The beauty of the dish is to cook two and then freeze one for a later date.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 2 people

  • 550 g SuperValu Quality Irish Round Steak Mince
From the Store Cupboard
  • 150 ml Beef Stock
  • 75 g Cheddar Cheese
    grated
  • 75 g SuperValu Butter
    melted
  • 200 g SuperValu Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Olive Oil
SuperValu Mediterranean Roast Vegetable Pack
  • 1 - Red Onion
    diced
  • 1 - Red Pepper
    diced
  • 0 - SuperValu Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 - SuperValu Courgette
    diced
  • 3 cloves SuperValu Garlic
    crushed
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
    optional
Topping
  • 2 - SuperValu Fresh Thyme
    woody stems removed (from the Mediterranean Pack)

Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan with the oil and add the red pepper, onion, courgette and garlic and sweat gently over a medium heat until they are softened.
  2. After the vegetables have softened (approximately 3-4 minutes) add the minced beef and allow this to brown a little on the pan.
  3. Then add in the tinned tomatoes and the beef stock along with the Worcestershire sauce (if using). Allow this to come to the boil, then simmer for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between 2 bowls (or 4 if you prefer individual dishes) and then top with the topping.

Topping

  1. Mix together the grated cheese, breadcrumbs, thyme leaves and melted butter and sprinkle on top of the bowls.

Cooking & storage instructions

  1. Wrap one of the gratins up in cling film, label and date and pop it in the freezer.
  2. Allow to thoroughly defrost before cooking at a later date.
  3. To cook the remaining gratin preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
  4. Place the beef gratin onto a flat baking tray and pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes until it is bubbling hot.
  • Sinead Ronan, 8 Sep 16

    4 stars rating
    I made this recipe but used turkey mince instead and for the topping I used seeded brown bread... It went down very well and I've made it 3 or 4 times since as my teenagers and four year old love it!

    Easy to make and very tasty... Definitely worth the effort...😘😍
  • Lynda, 16 Jan 13

    4 stars rating
    Just made Mediterranean beef and it was extremely tasty and easy to make. I left out thyme leaves and courgettes only because I didn't have any. I followed the recipe for 2 people and it would feed at least 4.