Chilean Homemade Potato Pie Recipe
Chilean Homemade Potato Pie Recipe

Potato pie is one of the most classic and beloved Chilean recipes, representing a perfect blend of minced meat, hard-boiled eggs, olives, chicken, and mashed potatoes.

How to make Homemade Potato Pie?

This dish is very typical in winter when temperatures are lower, and the body requires additional calories, although it is always welcome in any season. Simply delicious.

Nutritional Information

Category: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 400
Preparation: 60 minutes
Cooking: 90 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Chilean Meat and Potato Pie recipe

Ingredients

1. Meat filling

  • 400 g minced or ground meat
  • 100 ml beef broth
  • 10 black olives
  • 4 small pieces of cooked chicken
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup yellow raisins (optional)

2. Mashed potatoes

  • 200 ml milk
  • 100 g grated cheese
  • 10 large potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Complete seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

1. Minced meat filling

  1. Sauté the minced or ground meat over medium heat in a pan with a little oil. Add finely chopped onions and stir. Add minced garlic, season with salt, pepper, and complete seasoning to taste, stirring until well combined.
  2. Add the beef broth and optionally the raisins, reduce the heat, and cook for about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature and ideally let it rest covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours to integrate aromas and flavors. Set aside.

2. Mashed potatoes

  1. Wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into medium-sized cubes. Cook them in a large pot covered with cold salted water, boil for about 10 to 15 minutes until cooked, then remove from heat and drain the water.
  2. Mash the potatoes in the same cooking pot or in a large bowl, with a manual whisk or a potato masher. Add milk, butter, and season with salt to taste. Stir until everything is well integrated and set aside.

Assembling the Potato Pie

  1. Distribute the minced meat filling in a large ovenproof dish or 4 small molds. Optionally add a piece of pre-cooked chicken to each portion, two olives, ½ hard-boiled egg, and completely cover with mashed potatoes.
  2. Sprinkle grated cheese on the surface and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 15 minutes or until the pie’s topping is golden.
  3. Serve the potato pie immediately, piping hot, accompanied, for example, by a Chilean salad or a nalca and digüeñes salad.

Tips for a perfect Potato Pie

In some potato pie recipes, adding Parmesan cheese to the mashed potatoes is recommended to add more structure and firmness, as well as to provide a more intense flavor.

Did you know?

For a vegetarian option of potato pie, the meat can be replaced with textured soy (soy meat), lentils, and/or chopped mushrooms.

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