Saturday, November 03, 2012

Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #1 - Ute's German Style Casserole

Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #1 - Ute's German Style Casserole



GERMAN STYLE CASSEROLE

This is an old family favourite. And one that pretty much anyone can do without stuffing it up too much. It's a great one to slap together when you're in a hurry, and cbf faffing about. It's a one pot wonder, and great on a cold winters night. Enjoy!

4 Medium potatoes
1 Onion
500g. ( 1 pound ) Mince (ground beef)
1 can tinned tomatoes
Oregano, salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 180C (360F).

Slice the potatoes & layer them in a greased casserole dish. Thinly slice the onions & layer them over potatoes.

Shape the mince into small patties (golf ball or smaller size) & place on top.

Season with salt & pepper. Mash tinned tomatoes, pour over the whole, sprinkle with oregano.

Bake at 180C for 2 hours with the lid on.

Serve with steamed carrots, broccoli or other veges of your choice, and fresh crusty bread.

26 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmm! Sounds yummy and easy!

    PS: Did I win yet?

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    1. And the award for “The most repetitive and most reliably asked question from any Infomaniac Bitch” goes to Von LX.

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  2. Stainless steele sinks are a bugger to keep clean aren'they? I do like something hot inside me at this time of the year, I suppose you could use Quorn mince if you're a non meat eater like myself, all that oregano would make me gag. Overall rating: An ideal winter warmer 7/10

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    1. MITZI: Frankly, Mistress MJ is surprised that something can actually make you gag!

      What is Quorn mince?

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    2. Quorn is an accidental by-product od dry rot fungus, reminscent of ground elastic bands. I'd stick to meat. Jx

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    3. Yup. It's an edible fungus grown in a vat, and I am so not kidding. Turns into something very like tofu; neutral and kind of white and oogy. Here, they call it Biotagene and they liquify it for use as a dairy feed.

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  3. You'd be surprised what makes me gag, butcher shop window displays, the fish counter in Morrison's and Fizz from Coronation Street. Quorn is an alternative to meat, made from a fungus, and is named after a place in Buckinghamshire. Make one change, make it with Quorn

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    1. You really set the Quornball rolling on this one, Mitzi.

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  4. The best recipe of the contest so far!

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  5. Stainless steel is all we've got here!

    Come to think of it, Quorn is also all we've got here, too. But I wouldn't recommend eating it.

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  6. you'd have thought that whoever discovered QUORN might have chosen to give it a more delightful name, something a bit more appetizing.

    on second thought, "QUORNUCOPIA" isn't a bad
    name for a ground elastic band cookbook, is it?

    i'll try my ute casseole con carne, s'il vous plait.

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  7. ORDER!
    One Ute Platter, hold the broccoli, substitute beer!

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  8. I just love the word "tinned"!

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  9. Can I sub what I have in a baggie for oregano?

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    1. My momma always said not to go waving your 'baggie' around a hot casserole dish.



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  10. You know what would be a nice addition? After browng the meat in a skillet, remove the meat, but deglaze the pan with sweet vermouth. Sweet vermouth, used in a deglaze, in dishes with meat and tomatoes acts as a flavonoid/glutimate matchmaker. The result is a intensensifcation of the tomatoes and meat into a savory orgy of flavor. Seriously...

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  11. That looks yummy Ute!
    I'd give the recipe a go before substituting anything... Can't beat having a can of tomatoes at the ready I say. I think I'll give it a try for tonights meal. Thanks!

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  12. This sounds deeeeelish and the kind of thing you can make while you're hungover.

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  13. We’ve all gone Quorny for your recipe, Ute!

    What higher praise than it’s “the kind of thing you can make while you're hungover.”

    And that it can be made even better by the addition of an “accidental by-product old dry rot fungus, reminiscent of ground elastic bands.”

    It’s just the trick for those upcoming winter nights…oh wait…it’s coming up to summer in Australia, isn’t it?

    Bitches, let us know how Ute’s German Style Casserole turns out for you, if you whip it up yourselves at home.

    Good luck on Judgement Day, Ute!

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  14. I am totally making this. And I love your sink.

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  15. *Preens*

    Cheers everyone, it's good to know that my miniscule culinary expertize has been such a success!! :)

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  16. Fish fingers and cheese instead of quorn or mince?
    Apologies I have one of my heads.
    Six

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