Jachtschotel (which directly translates as 'hunter's dish') is similar to what the Brits call Cottage Pie in that it consists of layers of meat, potatoes and vegetables. The layers of finely sliced apples is what makes this Dutch casserole different. This dish was traditionally made with leftover bits of venison after the end of the hunting season - hence the name - but our version uses easy-to-find beef. Of course, using venison makes it even more special and ideal for your holiday dinner, especially when served with little bowls of traditional Dutch sides, such as apple sauce, grandmother's red cabbage, green beans with almonds and pears poached in red wine.
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