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Molde De Papa Y Carne

Molde de Papa y Carne (Colombian-Style Potato and Meat Pie)

Erica Dinho
5 from 34 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings


  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup carrots
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • cup beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon color or achiote
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 pounds of potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 hard boiled eggs sliced


  • Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender. About 15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the milk, butter, paprika, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the filling. Place the oil and butter into a saute pan and set over medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and carrots and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, scallion, red bell pepper and stir to combine.
  • Add the beef, pork, cumin, color, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, beef broth, cilantro and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.
  • Add peas to the meat mixture and spread evenly into a baking dish or individual ramekins. Top with sliced boiled egg and the mashed potatoes, smooth with a rubber spatula.
  • Place on a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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