I prefer to use a mixture of ground beef and ground pork for this easy casserole with lots of leeks, potatoes, tomatoes, and cheese. I often make it in advance up until the final cheese stage. Just cover and refrigerate and then when you're ready to bake it, sprinkle with cheese and throw it into the oven.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins
1 hr 10 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook potatoes until softened, about 10 minutes.

  • Bring a second pot of water to a boil and cook leeks until softened, about 8 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook and stir beef, pork, curry, thyme, salt, and pepper until browned and crumbly, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a casserole dish with butter.

  • Spread ground meat mixture in the casserole dish. Layer potatoes slices on top. Distribute tomatoes over potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Layer leeks on top and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can also use canned tomatoes. I usually use whole tomatoes and then chop them roughly before using. You can also season the tomatoes with additional spices when they are being layered into the casserole.

Any type of grated cheese will work. I have also used Gouda, Emmental, or Gruyere cheese.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; protein 22.8g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fat 18.8g; cholesterol 63.4mg; sodium 230.4mg. Full Nutrition