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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?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
30 min.38 min.1 hour 8 min.
Keeping:
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Moussaka, Meatballs, Gratin Parmentier, Hamburgers, Enchiladas, ... All
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables., Vegetable tartare, Ratatouille confite, Fish fillet in express cooking envelope, Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach on toast with bechamel, Scallops au gratin, Croque-monsieur, Harvest Gratin, Leek and Mimolette tart, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Duck Parmentier, Algerian brik rolls, Cheese Soufflé, Breton Pie, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, ... All

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