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

Keywords for this recipe:GratinItalyItalianZucchiniTomatoesBechamel sauceCheese
For 6 people, you will need:

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30 min.38 min.1 hour 8 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Italian style gratin : Photo of step #1

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.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,176 Kcal or 13,297 Kj109 gr71 gr273 gr
159 %42 %7 %41 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
206 Kcal or 862 Kj7 gr5 gr18 gr
10 %3 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
529 Kcal or 2,215 Kj18 gr12 gr46 gr
26 %7 %1 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules 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.
This recipe uses (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Moussaka, Bolognaise lasagne, Enchiladas, Meatballs, Gratin Parmentier, ... All
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ratatouille, Little vegetable omelettes, Sautéed green vegetables, Couscous, Ratatouille confite, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek and Mimolette tart, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Croque-monsieur potatoes, Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Sausage buckwheat pancakes, Spinach Mornay, White bean gratin "à l'italienne", Aperitif rolls, ... All
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