Two versions of the timeless hearty European recipe, “healthy nuvo” and “high impact”.
Serves 8 to 10 (my family eats is over 2 days)
- 1 to 2 pounds of meat depending on what ratio of meat vs potato you like (healthy nuvo = chicken or turkey / high impact = half beef + half pork)
- Meat seasoning (healthy nuvo = 1 teaspoon of Montreal spice mix / high impact = 2 tablespoons of any spicy BBQ sauce)
- 6 large potatoes (healthy nuvo = 4 red + 2 sweat potatoes / high impact = 6 Russets)
- 1 can of corn
- Cheese (health nuvo = half cup skim mozarella / high impact = half cup of spicy Gouda + half cup of old cheddar)
- Creamy sauce (healthy nuvo = half cup of cream / high impact = 1 can of Campbell Mushroom soup)
- Butter or milk to complement potatoes potatoes
- Optional: Small onion cut into small pieces
- Optional: 2 cloves of garlic
- Optional: 6 mushroom cut into pieces
- Put the meat into a deep frying pan or wok. Do not add spices. Do not break it down into pieces.
- Add 1 glass of water and put heat on medium.
- As the water boils it will heat up the meat and dissolve the fat.
- Flip the meat once to ensure all parts of the meat are pre-boiled until it turns brown.
- Drain the fat and the water. Add meat seasoning, mushrooms, onions, and garlic.
- Pan fry till on medium till it’s completely cooked.
- Add creamy sauce, mix, bring to boil, and remove from heat.
- Peal the potatoes
- Cut into slices
- Add to boiling water (do not salt)
- Boil till they break easily
- Drain and mash (healthy nuvo = add half glass 2% milk and keep mashing to minimum so potatoes and sweet potatoes remain partly in tact to achieve a marble effect with the two colours / heavy impact = add 2 tablespoons of butter)
- Put away to cool for 5 to 10 minutes
- Layer and spread the meat at the base of the large casserole dish
- Grade and layer a half of your cheese
- Layer corn (drained of course)
- Layer, spread, and smooth the potatoes
- Cover the top with remaining cheese
- Bake at 350 F degrees for 30 minutes
- Take out to cool down
Serve in small squares / portions
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days