This is a dish my mum used to make at home, and has no added butter or oil. It's a complete meal for those cold winter nights, and best eaten straight from the oven. The chili gives extra zing to the dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook potatoes until tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash together with milk.

  • Place leeks in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.

  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the ground beef until evenly brown. Mix in the onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Season with green chile peppers and soy sauce. Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender.

  • In a medium baking dish, mix mashed potatoes, leeks, and ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, and top with ham.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 25g 50% DV; carbohydrates 39.7g 13% DV; fat 28.9g 45% DV; cholesterol 90mg 30% DV; sodium 553.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
This is the best recipe!! I am from Holland and knew this dish already. We use to make it in 3 layers. first the leeks (not to cooked) than the meat and as last the potatoes. You get a nice brown crust on the patatoes. love it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2010
The meat part of this dish was rather bland but overall my husband really liked it. Therefore I will try this again but add a few more herbs to the meat mixture to give it more flavour. Read More
(7)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
This is the best recipe!! I am from Holland and knew this dish already. We use to make it in 3 layers. first the leeks (not to cooked) than the meat and as last the potatoes. You get a nice brown crust on the patatoes. love it. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
This is good however I have made this when I lived in the Netherlands and its typically a very basic recipe....mashed potatoes w/ some nutmeg sauteed leeks w/ garlic and onion and some dutch cheese on top before some fine bread crumbs go on top of that. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2006
This was hearty and filling. My first experience with leeks. I think I may have missed out on some flavour for not preparing the leeks properly or something. Next time I think I'd add some garlic (I am a garlic person). Oh and I used bacon instead of ham and jalapenos instead of green chiles. Overall I liked it. A bit more time to prepare than the recipe says. Would probably work great in a slow cooker! Next time I am using my slow cooker to make it easier to prepare (no boiling of potatoes and leeks just brown the beef and mix it all together well at the end to get the mashed potato effect). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2008
This was a good hearty casserole. We used similar ingredients but made it easier. Instead of boiling the potatoes and leeks I sauteed the leeks while microwaving the potatoes until soft. When the leeks were soft I put them onto a plate and sauteed the rest of the meat and veggies in the same pan. While those were sauteeing I mashed the potatoes. This made it easy and use less dishes. We did sub veggie meat for the beef and my husband added ham after baking. Being Dutch he enjoyed it very much! Leftovers were great too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
excellent dish very hearty has become a favorite in my house! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2004
Good dish husband went back for thirds so will make it again. I added 1/4 tea. red pepper flakes salt and pepper during preperation and would keep it at that. Not a dish that I would take to a potluck or serve to company because flavor is a bit too unique and appearance is less than flatering but overall good for a family dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2009
I am dutch and i remember my mom making this for my husband and me the day we arrived in holland for a 2 week stay we both liked it very much and this recipe is very close like my mom made it thank you we enjoyed this very much Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2010
This was very good and simple however i didnt have any ham so i used bacon and it added a little extra flavour. I also added garlic to my mashed potatoes.. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2010
The meat part of this dish was rather bland but overall my husband really liked it. Therefore I will try this again but add a few more herbs to the meat mixture to give it more flavour. Read More
(7)
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