Polenta parmentier

Polenta parmentier
This recipe is similar to a shepherd's pie, but the meat is accompanied by vegetables, and the mashed potatoes are replaced by a delicious cheese polenta.
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Last modified on: March 20th 2024

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
45 min.48 min.1 hour 33 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Polenta parmentier
Prepare 2 carrots, then cut into small pieces, but you can also grate them.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Polenta parmentier
Prepare and slice 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Polenta parmentier
Prepare 1 leek, then chop.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Polenta parmentier
In a large saucepan over high heat, pour in 4 tablespoons olive oil and when hot, add onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 minute, without browning.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Polenta parmentier
Add the carrots and leeks, mix well, season with salt and pepper and cook, uncovered, until the carrots are tender (about 5 minutes).

Transfer to a large plate.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Polenta parmentier
In the same saucepan, still over high heat, pour in 4 tablespoons olive oil and when it's hot add 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig thyme and 1 garlic clove.

Stir to flavour the oil, then add 500 g minced beef, salt and pepper.

Cook the meat to your liking, stirring occasionally.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Polenta parmentier
Add 250 g peeled and chopped tomatoes, mix well, bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and remove (and discard) the bay leaf, garlic and thyme.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Polenta parmentier
Pour in the vegetables and mix well, then check the seasoning.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Polenta parmentier
Preheat your oven to 390°F (200°C) .

Butter a casserole dish, then pour in the meat and vegetable mixture.

Stage 10 - 15 min.
Polenta parmentier
Prepare 300 g Polenta to which you will mix 100 g grated cheese (put some aside for the next step).

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Polenta parmentier
Spread the polenta in the dish, leaving a tiny space around the edge for the cooking steam to escape, then sprinkle the top with the remaining grated cheese.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
Polenta parmentier
Bake for about 30 minutes at 200°C (390°F), watching for browning on top.

Stage 13
Polenta parmentier
Your polenta parmentier is ready.
For the grated cheese, it's up to you, but I'd recommend a hard cheese: Comté, Cheddar, Parmesan...

The proportions are only indicative, so don't hesitate to adapt them to your taste and the quantities you have on hand.
A few days in the fridge, protected by cling film or in a closed container.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,351 Kcal or 14,030 Kj329 gr343 gr587 gr
168 %127 %32 %89 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
169 Kcal or 708 Kj17 gr17 gr30 gr
8 %6 %2 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
559 Kcal or 2,340 Kj55 gr57 gr98 gr
28 %21 %5 %15 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 8.73 €
  • Per person : 1.46 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bolognaise lasagne, Gratin Parmentier, Moussaka, Meatballs, Spaghetti Bolognese, ... All
PolentaPolenta: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Taos hotpot, Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta, Rata-tart, Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg, Curried polenta, ... All
Peeled and chopped tomatoesPeeled and chopped tomatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sunday night pasta, White bean gratin "à l'italienne", Sausages with baked beans, French style, Chicken "cantina", Tomato sauce (for pizzas), ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ham pasta bake, Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Gratin of beet tops and potatoes, Avengers' potatoes, Gratin slices with spinach, ... All
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