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"This is a traditional Danish casserole taught to me by my grandmother. The combination of meat, vegetables and spices makes it very tasty, and it is also easy to prepare."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 537 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 537 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 27.1 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 34.9 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 1183 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the shortening in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, and cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Mix in the onion and garlic; cook until tender. Drain excess grease, and sprinkle in the flour, salt, pepper, sugar, basil, cinnamon and oregano. Stir in the mushrooms and tomato sauce, and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl or dish, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until about halfway done.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish, or shallow casserole dish of similar size, layer half of the potatoes. Spread half of the meat sauce over them, then sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat the layers ending with cheese on top.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until potatoes are tender and cheese is browned.
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I am from Denmark and I love to cook. This is not a Danish recipe, not traditionally and not in modern new cooking. It may have been made by your grandmother, but you cannot call it Danish. Danish food does not use those ingredients. Mansaka tribe is a sub-group of Mandaya and they are chiefly found in Compostela Valley, the southeastern area of Mindanao (south of Philippines). Perhaps you should call it a traditional recipe from the Philippines.


Wonderful! You can not leave out the cinnamon; it's the best part. My husband came in and said "what is that incredible smell!?" I didn't have tomato juice, used v8. I didn't have mushrooms,left 'em out. I didn't have swiss, used mozzerella. They loved the cinnamon. Hubby and all three sons asked for thirds, but it was all gone. I'll double next time. Served it with brown rice, (sauce from Mansaka mixed well with the rice), and candied yams, and tea. Thanks!!! :o)


This dish is really different from the normal hamburger casserole. The cinnamon gives it this wonderful aroma, and it tastes very nice. I will definately make this again.