Pastel de Papas

Chef: Richard Fletcher

Ethnic: Chilean
Main Ingredient: potatoes
Categories: Main
Meal Type: Dinner
Food Type: Non vegetarian
Servings: 4
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes

Pastel de Papas is a great comfort food dish from Chili. Be sure to buy grass fed beef for the beef. 

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 16 ounce Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, raw
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • 2 large eggs


Pre heat oven to 375
 Heat up pan with water. When water boils add chopped potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes and then pour all water out and set aside pan.
 Heat up pan. Add the olive oil. When oil is hot add the onions and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes. Add the ground beef and with a fork break it up. Add the spices and tomato sauce. Cook until the beef is cooked. 
 Add 1 tablespoon butter and the eggs to the potato mixture. With a potato masher mask the potatoes until they are creamy. Add salt and pepper.
 In a casserole pan place 1/2 of the potato mixture in bottom of dish. Spread to cover the disk. Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture on top of the potato mixture.
 Repeat the same for the next layers. Grate the cheese and place on top. 

Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pastel de Papas
Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories845 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g90%
Saturated Fat 23g116%
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 2g
Cholesterol 564g188%
Sodium 435mg18%
Potassium 1480mg42%
Total Carbohydrate 40g13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
Sugars 7g
Protein 41g 81%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 74%
Calcium 20%
Iron 6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.