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Underground Beef Roast

I got the name form a traditional Cornish dish but this is not the original recipe.

The meat is 'underground' meaning under a layer of potatoes.

It is preatty easy to make and tastes really good!

* You can use also other kind of meat for this dish such as pork or whatever you prefer.


Serves: 4- 6

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 1-1/2 hour.


  • 700/800gr potatoes (some white, some sweet ptatoes) peeled and cut into thick slices (1/2 cm each)

  • 700gr of braising steak cut into cubes

  • 1 courgette cut into 1/2cm thick slices

  • 1onion thinly sliced

  • 2 handful frozen peas

  • 150ml stock

  • 1 handful of parsley and origano

  • 2/3 sage leaves

  • 2/3 bay leaves

  • 2/3 slices of bacon cur in to small pieces

  • Butter

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Preheat the ovent to 150 degreesC.

Place some of the potato slices in a deep pie oven proof dish.

Put the meat on top (I beat the meat with a meat tenderizer), all the veggies, season and add the herbes and bay leaves, the bacon and cover with plenty more potatoes.

Pour the stock into the dish so it is 2/3 full.

Dot the potatoes with some bacon and flakes of butter.

Bake, covered, for 1 and half hour until the potatoes are browned and most of the water has been absorbed.


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