Deluxe Potato Beef Roll

Dive into the comforting embrace of this Deluxe Potato Beef Roll, a hearty entrée combining silky potato with a richly seasoned beef center, all encased in a cheese-laden crust. This dish stands out for its satisfying textures and depth of flavor, making it a perfect centerpiece for a family dinner or a special occasion. Let’s embark on crafting this delectable dish from scratch.


Potato Layer:

  • 3 large potatoes (approximately 900g), boiled until tender
  • 300g of grated cheddar cheese
  • 20ml of vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt (about 4g)

Beef Mixture:

  • 500g of minced beef
  • 20ml of vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 3 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 25g of tomato sauce
  • 20g of tomato paste
  • A dash each of paprika, ground black pepper, and cumin
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Preparation Steps:

  1. Potato Base Preparation:
    • After boiling and mashing the potatoes, blend in the cheddar cheese, vegetable oil, and a sprinkle of salt until the mixture is uniformly smooth.
  2. Beef Filling Cooking:
    • Warm the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium flame. Sauté the diced onion and minced garlic until they turn translucent.
    • Toss in the minced beef, crumbling it with a spatula, and fry until it adopts a browned hue.
    • Add the chopped bell peppers into the mix, letting them soften slightly.
    • Fold in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and sprinkle in the paprika, black pepper, and cumin, combining well. Simmer briefly, then take off the heat to cool.
  3. Assembling the Roll:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
    • Spread the mashed potato mixture onto a sheet of cling film, flattening it into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
    • Layer the beef mixture over this base, leaving a margin at the edges.
    • Using the cling film for support, roll the potato layer over the beef, sealing the edges. Place this roll, seam down, onto your baking sheet.
  4. Baking:
    • Lightly dab the roll with additional vegetable oil and bake for around 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese within melts and the surface turns golden.
  5. Serving:
    • Allow the roll to cool slightly before cutting. Serve warm, with an optional side of sour cream or fresh greens.

This Deluxe Potato Beef Roll is a testament to the joy of combining simple ingredients to create a dish that’s bursting with flavor and comfort. Its versatile nature allows for experimenting with fillings or spices to suit your palate, ensuring it becomes a much-loved recipe in your culinary repertoire.