Hearty Minced Beef and Potato Bake

This delicious minced beef and potato bake combines simple ingredients to create a filling and tasty dinner that’s easy enough to make every day. With layers of seasoned beef, tender potatoes, and melted cheese, topped with a layer of baked eggs, this dish packs flavor in every bite. Here’s how to make the most delicious dinner you’ve ever eaten.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 450 grams minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 4-5 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 100 grams cheese (mozzarella or your choice), grated
  • 30 grams parsley, spring onions, or dill, chopped


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (390°F). This will ensure your dish cooks evenly and gets that nice golden finish.
  2. Prepare the Beef:
    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    • Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
    • Add the minced beef to the skillet. Break it apart with a spoon and cook until it’s browned and no longer pink.
    • Season the beef with salt, black pepper, and sweet paprika. Mix well and cook for another minute to blend the flavors. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Layer the Potatoes:
    • Grease a baking dish with a bit of olive oil or cooking spray.
    • Arrange the thinly sliced potatoes in an even layer at the bottom of the dish. Season the potatoes with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Add the Beef Layer:
    • Spread the cooked minced beef evenly over the layer of potatoes.
  5. Add Cheese:
    • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the minced beef layer.
  6. Prepare the Eggs:
    • In a bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour this mixture evenly over the cheese and beef layers in the baking dish.
  7. Bake:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown.
  8. Garnish:
    • Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle chopped parsley, spring onions, or dill over the top. This adds a fresh flavor and a pop of color.
  9. Serve:
    • Let the dish cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm for a comforting and satisfying dinner.


This Hearty Minced Beef and Potato Bake is perfect for a wholesome family dinner. It combines the heartiness of minced beef, the comfort of potatoes, and the richness of baked eggs, all enhanced with the melting goodness of cheese. Whether you make it for a weekday dinner or as a comforting meal to unwind during the weekend, it’s bound to be a hit. Enjoy the layers of flavor and the simplicity of this delicious dish.