Gjelle Me Zarzavata (Albanian Casserole)
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.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil, divided
- 2 lbs top round beef, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1⁄4 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 green bell pepper, julienned
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet.
- Add meat and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
- Place potatoes in a greased baking dish large enough to hold all ingredients.
- Spread meat over potatoes.
- Combine tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, pepper, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Spread mixture over meat.
- Pour in broth.
- Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
- Uncover, pour remaining oil over top, and bake 20 minutes more.
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