Beef and potatoes – Dinner ideas

Updated on September 28, 2018

Amazing beef and potatoes for dinner! Simple, filling and delicious meal, baked in clay pot. You will learn how to make easy dinners with this gluten free recipe.

I love individual serving baking ware. It feels so cozy to serve a warm pot with a lid on. It is so comforting, I even think it is more delicious to spoon from the pot, than serve on a plate.

Yes to beef and potatoes for dinner! Simple, filling and delicious meal, baked in clay pot. You will have easy dinners with this idea. #cookingjourney #beef #dinner

What’s also great, the food in such pots will remain warm for a long time. So you can chat and don’t worry that your food will cool down too fast. You can also store them in the fridge and reheat beef and potatoes in the oven in the same clay pots again!

Instead of clay pots you can also use ceramic baking ware and cover it with foil! Yes, you can use modern instant pot, too.

Dinner Ideas . Dinner in a clay pot. Beef and potatoes, covered with cheese and parsey.

Using clay pots for cooking

In case if you planning to buy one or you already have, but don’t know how to use it, I’m here to help you!

First of all, clay pots don’t like sudden temperature changes. So if you want them to serve you for a long time, don’t put them in a hot oven. Put the clay pots in a cold oven, and let them heat slowly.

By the way, clay pots are great for slow cooking in the oven!

I also don’t recommend using dish washing liquid and abrasives for cleaning the pots. All stains are easily removed with warm water and soft sponge. If your clay pots are very dirty, you can leave them filled with water overnight and clean in the morning!

And yes, you will have to clean with your hands, no dishwasher, please!

Also, as it relates to all pans, don’t pour cold water in hot kitchen ware!

Dinner Ideas .Dinner in two clay pots. Beef and potatoes, covered with cheese and parsey.

However, if you don’t have clay pots, don’t worry, as this dish can be cooked in a regular baking ware too.

Beef and potatoes for easy dinners

Now about the recipe! Of course, all ingredients should be cooked and caramelized before baking. This will help to develop the flavor, not only steam the meat and veggies.

I love using mushrooms with other vegetables, as they make beef and potatoes more aromatic! The sour cream makes the beef more tender, to my mind, and creates a sauce. Of course add salt and pepper to your preferences.

All the vegetables are placed in a pot in layers and of course finished with cheese! So you can spoon all the deliciousness from top till bottom, yum!

Dinner Ideas . Dinner in a clay pot. Beef and potatoes, covered with cheese and parsey in a spoon.

This is how you can transform easy dinner ideas into this comfort food. Beef, cooked slowly in a pot is more tender, the flavors just dance together! This dinner is all about the simple and delicious veggies and beef!

For more easy dinner ideas, check our other recipes, made in the oven:

Dinner in a clay pot. Beef and potatoes, covered with cheese and parsey.

Beef and potatoes – Dinner ideas

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5 from 4 votes
Beef and potatoes for dinner! Simple, filling and delicious meal, baked in clay pot. You will have easy dinners with this idea.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global cuisine
Servings 4
Calories 552 kcal
Equipment
  • 4 x 300 ml pots clay pots
  • a pot
  • A pan


Ingredients
 
 
  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 210 g beef with bone
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 300 g mushrooms chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 carrots small
  • 100 g cheese
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Instructions
 
  • Boil the water in a pot, put the beef and bay leaf in. Cook until ready, about 30-40 min.
    210 g beef with bone, 2-3 cups water, 1 bay leaf
  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and mushrooms, cook until ready, about 10 minutes.
    1 onion, 1 tbsp olive oil, 300 g mushrooms
  • Chop potatoes and carrot.
    4-5 potatoes, 3 carrots
Assemble:
  • Put ½ tbsp butter in every pot.
    2 tbsp butter
  • Chop the beef, remove the bone and distribute the meat to the pots.
  • Put chopped carrots, potatoes and mushrooms on top of the beef. Add salt and pepper.
    4-5 potatoes, 300 g mushrooms, 3 carrots, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp black pepper
  • Add about 1/2 cup of beef stock (from cooking the beef) in the pots.
  • Put the sour cream on top and finish with shredded cheese on top. Put the lids on the clay pots.
    4 tbsp sour cream, 100 g cheese
  • Bake in the oven 270 F /130 C for 40 min, then raise to 300 F / 150 C and bake 50 minutes.
  • Serve hot, sprinkle with parsley on top.
    1 tbsp parsley
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Nutrition Facts
Beef and potatoes – Dinner ideas
Amount per Serving
Calories
552
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
94
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
85
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
1469
mg
64
%
Potassium
 
1526
mg
44
%
Carbohydrates
 
48
g
16
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
8239
IU
165
%
Vitamin C
 
50
mg
61
%
Calcium
 
264
mg
26
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword baking, clay pot, easy, gluten free

COMMENTS:

  1. 5 stars
    I need to get some of these individual pots and make this. My boys would love to have their own serving like this. Such a fun twist at dinner.

    1. Cooking Journey

      Clay pots make it such an easy and festive serving! They also help the food stay warm for a long time.

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