Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie, and Potato Bake

Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie, and Potato Bake

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"My boyfriend lived in Serbia for 3 years and always begs me to recreate some of his favorite dishes. Based on his sketchy explanations and a little research into Eastern European spices, I concocted this hearty and slightly spicy bake with ground beef, paprika, and vegetables like celery and peppers. Great with a glass of red wine!"

Ingredients

1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 367 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a casserole dish.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until evenly brown. Remove beef from skillet, reserving juices, and set aside. Mix in the olive oil, and saute the green pepper, onion, carrot, and celery until tender.
  3. Return beef to the skillet, and season with paprika, salt, black pepper, red pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in the water and red wine until heated through. Dissolve the beef bouillon cube into the mixture. Remove skillet from heat, and mix in the half-and-half.
  4. Layer the bottom of the prepared casserole dish with enough potato slices to cover. Place the beef and vegetable mixture over the potatoes, and top with remaining potatoes.
  5. Cook, covered, 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the potatoes are tender.
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Being from former Yugoslavia myself, I can tell you that you are on the right track with this dish - it's called a mussaka. Anyway, what you are missing is a layer of potatoes in the middle. The...

The taste of the meat/veggie mixture alone merits 5 stars definitely...but there was something starchy lacking in this dish. Despite layering the potatos on top & bottom, there was still an over...

Wonderful -smells at 6 stars - even better than it tastes at 5 stars. Use very lean ground beef. Add two cloves garlic, part with the ground beef to be ground, part with the vegetables when coo...