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Meat sauce Doria

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

This is the third of my trio of doria recipes - this time with minced beef.


for the meat sauce:

200g minced beef

1/2 tin of tomatoes (200g)

90g onion

30g carrot

1/2 celery stick

1 clove of garlic

1/2 tbsp tomato ketchup

1/2 tbsp tomato puree

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

for the white sauce:

3.5 tbsp plain flour

300ml milk

40g butter

1/8 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

310g cooked rice*

15g butter

80g grated cheddar cheese

some chopped parsley for garnishing (optional)

* this recipe is great for using leftover rice 


to make the meat sauce, chop the garlic, onion, celery & carrot finely

heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the chopped vegetables and fry for 1-2 mins

add the minced meat, salt & pepper and fry for further 1-2 mins

add the tomato, ketchup & puree, and simmer for 10-15 mins

next make the white sauce: 

over a medium heat, melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and mix well, then add the milk a little at a time and mix well into a smooth sauce 

mix the butter and cooked rice  together in a bowl (if the rice is cold, heat it up in the microwave prior to this step)

place the rice in an oven proof dish then add the layer of white sauce and top with a layer of meat sauce

add the cheese around the edge, leaving the centre as it is (i used a small plastic lid to get a nice uniform shape, but do remember to remove it before grilling!)

grill for 8-10 mins or until the cheese is golden brown

sprinkle with the chopped parsley

your meat sauce doria is ready to serve

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