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350g/12oz Cooked Beef or Lamb

1 Shallot, finely chopped

1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped

4 tbsp Freshly chopped Parsley

4 tbsp Fresh White Breadcrumbs

120ml/4 fl.oz. Red Wine

50g/2oz Grated Gruyere Cheese

50g/2oz Butter

450g/1lb Mashed Potato






1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7. Grease 4 individual ovenproof dishes.


2. Chop the meat and place in a bowl together with the garlic and shallot. Add the parsley, breadcrumbs, red wine, salt and pepper and mix well.


3. Divide the mixture between the greased dishes, top with the potato and sprinkle with the cheese.


4. Dot with butter and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.


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Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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