Sweet Potato and Lamb Mexican Pie Recipe

Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 500 gm of Lamb mince 500
  • 2 kg of Sweet potatoes
  • 200 gm Ricotta
  • 500 gm Spinach
  • 2 medium Brown onions finely diced
  • 25 gm of minced garlic, finely diced
  • 25 gm of moroccan spice
  • 10 gm Cumin
  • 10 gm Smoked paprika
  • 50 gm Tomato Paste
  • 750 mil Napoli Tomato Sause
  • Tortilla sheets (Spinach or Tomato)
  • 400 gm Grated Mozzarella cheese
  • Olive oil

Method:

1.  Cut Sweet potatoes into about 1 inch rings. Bake in the oven in a 180 for about 30 minutes or until soft.

2. Saute spinach in butter with a dash of salt.

3. For cooking the mince:
– Fry onion and garlic until soft;
– Add dry spices and tomato paste- Add mince and fry for 5 minutes

– Add 2 cups of water
– Gently simmer for 30 minutes until sauce thickens
– Add 1 tbs of sugar and 1 tsp of salt

 

Layering:

In a 30 cm spring form tin lined with grease proof paper

            1. Place 1 tortilla sheet on the bottom
            2. Place Sweet Potato rounds
            3. Add 1/3 of the Napoli sauce
            4. Add 1/3 of mozzarella
            5. Top with 1 sheet of tortilla
            6. Spread mince on top
            7. Add 100 gm of mozzarella
            8. Place 1 tortilla sheet
            9. Add spinach and ricotta
            10. Add 1 sheet of tortilla
            11. Add another layer of sweet potato
            12. Spread 1/3 of the Napoli sauce
            13. Add mozzarella cheese
            14. Lay another tortilla sheet
            15. Top with 1/3 of Napoli sauce and remaining mozzarella

Bake for 45 minutes in 170  degree oven.

         

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Recipe by Bottega chef, Jamie Galloway.