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How To Make Escondidinho

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How To Make Escondidinho

Escondidinho is a traditional Brazilian casserole. It can be made with a variety of ingredients – beef, chicken, fish, pork, or shrimp. The original one is called escondidinho de carne seca, made with a combination of dried and salted meat and mashed potatoes.

The name of the dish means little hidden one, referring to the meat hidden underneath a layer of mashed potatoes.



For the Potatoes: 4 medium size Russet potatoes, finely diced

2 cups milk

2 egg yolks

1 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

4 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons black pepper


For the Hamburger Mixture: 1 pound ground hamburger

1/2 pound ground pork

1 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup finely chopped carrots

1/4 cup Italian Style tomato paste

1/2 cup red wine

2 teaspoon salt

2 tsp black pepper

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Olive oil




Preheat your oven to 400 degree’s.

For the potatoes, heat a large pot on the stove and add the potatoes and the milk to cover.. Loosely cover the pan and boil the potatoes until tender.

Once the potatoes are fully cooked, mash the potatoes with any additional milk. Add the egg yolks, shredded parmesan cheese, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix everything together until well combined, set aside.

Heat a 9-10 inch cast iron pan (or any oven safe pan) on the stove and add enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.

Add the milk and throughly cook through. When meat is cooked, add the chopped onion, celery, carrots, Italian style tomato paste, red wine, salt and black pepper. Sauté everything together for about 5 minutes or until the carrots are tender.

Evenly spread the hamburger mixture on the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese. Spread the potato mixture on top of the hamburger mixture and spread the potatoes evenly over the top. Sprinkle the top with extra shredded parmesan cheese.

Place the prepared Brazilian Shepard’s Pie into the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the to is golden brown. Remove from the oven, cut and serve. Enjoy!








Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.kjv 

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