Gjelle Me Zarzavata (Albanian Casserole)

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Adapted from The Complete Round the World Meat Cookbook. I think you could probably omit pouring the oil over the top, unless it looks terribly dry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet.
  3. Add meat and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  4. Place potatoes in a greased baking dish large enough to hold all ingredients.
  5. Spread meat over potatoes.
  6. Combine tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, pepper, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
  7. Spread mixture over meat.
  8. Pour in broth.
  9. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
  10. Uncover, pour remaining oil over top, and bake 20 minutes more.