Potato Gratin with Meat on Bed of Vegetables

5 from 6 votes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 8 people
Calories 169 kcal


Casserole (preparation):

  • 1 kg Jacket potatoes
  • 200 g Soup vegetables
  • 1 Diced onion
  • 4 Garlic clove peeled and bumped
  • 3 slices Organic cooked ham
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 200 g Grated cheese
  • 500 g Mixed minced meat
  • 200 ml Cream 30% fat

Bechamel sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 400 ml Milk 3.8% fat
  • 200 ml Cream 30% fat
  • 2 sheet Laurel
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice


Cooking vegetables:

  • First wash the potatoes and cook them in a large saucepan for about 30 minutes. In between fry the minced meat in a second saucepan, take it out of the pot and fry the onions in butter until translucent, add the remaining vegetables and the diced ham, stir, put the lid on and heat "OFF".

Mix the bechamel sauce:

  • While the potatoes are cooking we have time to cook the bechamel sauce. To do this, let the butter melt over medium heat (do not let it turn brown!). Remove the pan from the heat and stir the flour into the melted butter with a whisk (so-called "roux"). Now put the saucepan back on the hob and add the milk, cream and bay leaves. Bring the sauce to the boil, stirring constantly, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and season the bechamel with salt, pepper, nutmeg and lemon juice, put the lid on and heat "OFF".

Preheat oven:

  • Heat up the oven to 160 ° C (circulating air approx. 150 ° C)


  • Peel the potatoes (if not done the day before) and cut into approx. 1cm thick slices. Pour the vegetables into a baking dish and press lightly. Now spread the seared minced meat over it. Pour 1 cup of cream (200 ml) over the whole thing and cover with half of the potato slices. Now pour half of the bechamel over it and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Now pour the last slices of potatoes, the rest of the bechamel sauce and the remaining cheese on top. Bake everything in the oven on the middle rack at 160 ° C (fan oven approx. 150 ° C). When the surface "bubbles" and the cheese begins to turn brown, the casserole is gratinated.
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Serving: 100gCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 9.5gProtein: 6gFat: 11.9g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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