Minced Meat Casserole Delight

There’s something deeply satisfying about a dish that’s both comforting and indulgent. The Minced Meat Casserole Delight is a testament to the joy of cooking and the pleasure of sharing. A golden, cheesy crust tops a creamy, dill-infused sauce that envelops tender minced meat, creating a medley of textures and flavors that comfort the soul. With each ingredient adding its own unique note, from the warmth of ginger and nutmeg to the slight kick of smoked paprika, this casserole is a harmonious blend of tradition and taste.

This dish isn’t just food; it’s a culinary journey meant to be savored. The process of preparing it—from mixing the ingredients to pulling it, bubbling and aromatic, from the oven—is a reminder of the magic that happens when simple components come together to create something extraordinary. Whether for a casual family dinner or a festive gathering, it promises to bring smiles to faces and warmth to hearts, making it a cherished addition to any cook’s repertoire.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 processed cheese
  • 50 grams of butter
  • Fresh dill, chopped
  • Smoked paprika, to taste
  • 500 grams of minced meat (beef, pork, or a mix)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Olive oil, for frying



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Prepare the Meat Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the minced meat, egg, chopped onion, breadcrumbs, milk, ginger powder, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Form the Patties: Shape the meat mixture into small patties. Dredge each patty in flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Fry the Patties: Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the patties until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  5. Prepare the Sauce: In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Season with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Assemble the Casserole: In a baking dish, place the fried patties. Pour the sauce over the patties. Grate the processed cheese and sprinkle it on top of the sauce. Sprinkle some chopped dill over the cheese.
  7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve: Let the casserole cool slightly before serving. Enjoy your delicious minced meat casserole with a side of your favorite vegetables or salad.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

Kcal: 450 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

Leave a Comment