Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Brown the beef with spices through shallots. Drain meat, pour in a bowl and mix in the parmesan and bread crumbs. Pack this down into an 8x8 casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile make potatoes according to package.
Cover meat with potatoes. Sprinkle cheese over it. Bake for 10-15 min, until cheese is melted.