Leek Caserole (Tavë me presh)

Lamb is probably the most widely used meat in the country. Although using beef might do as well.
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Albania
Keyword: Beef, Lamb, leeks
Servings: 4


  • 2 lb leeks
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 lb ground meat(lamb, beef)
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • Mild red pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Cut off the green leaves from leeks; wash and cut leeks slantwise into 1-inch thick slices. Sauté in a little oil and place in a baking pan.
  • Sauté onion and ground meat in remaining oil. Add beef stock, tomato sauce, red pepper, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  • Pour meat mixture over the Sautéd leeks.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees F.
  • Serve hot.

Photo credit and inspiration: myalbanianfood, albaniavisits