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Italian style gratin

Italian style gratin

This gratin is built up in layers: sautéed courgettes, minced beef, bechamel sauce, fried tomatoes, more meat and bechamel, then grated cheese for a brown topping.

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Last modified on: August 31th 2014

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
30 min.38 min.1 hour 8 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Stage 2
2 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #2 Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

When hot, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes without colouring. Salt and pepper.
Stage 3
7 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #3 Add the minced beef and cook, stirring from time to time.

Set aside.
Stage 4
7 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #4 Prepare 300 g courgette and slice into thin rounds.
Stage 5
5 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #5 Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

When hot, add the courgettes and cook for 5 minutes, then salt and pepper.

Set aside.
Stage 6
4 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #6 Prepare 2 tomatoes (while it is not essential to peel them, it is better), slice and fry in 2 tablespoons olive oil, then salt and pepper on both sides.
Stage 7
3 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #7 Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Begin assembling the gratin: use a buttered gratin dish and spread the sautéed courgettes in the bottom.
Stage 8
3 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #8 Cover with a layer of minced beef.
Stage 9
3 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #9 Cover with a layer of bechamel.
Stage 10
3 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #10 Then add the tomatoes.
Stage 11
3 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #11 Then a final layer of meat.
Stage 12
3 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #12 Finish with another layer of bechamel and the grated cheese.
Stage 13
20 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #13 Cook in the oven until the top is nicely browned.

Remarks

For the cheese topping, I prefer Comté, but use whatever you like. Of course, Parmesan would be more Italian.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3182136 gr152 gr342 gr
159 %52 %14 %52 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2069 gr10 gr22 gr
10 %3 %1 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
53022 gr25 gr57 gr
27 %9 %2 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 7.03 €
Per person : 1.17 €

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Hamburgers, Bolognaise lasagne, Algerian brik rolls, Express chilli con carne, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek and Mimolette tart, Croque-monsieur, Moussaka, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin, ... All
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable clafoutis, Crispy prawn rolls, Red rice pannequets, Vegetable tartare, Courgettes (zuchinis) , ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moussaka, Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta, Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms, ... All

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