Must-make moussaka

Must-make moussaka

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

An easy version of the classic Greek dish moussaka, cheesy and comforting...

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
342
protein
41g
carbs
25g
fat
9g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
6g
salt
0.97g

Ingredients

  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 large aubergine
  • 150g pot 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp parmesan, finely grated
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs
  • 4 tbsp sun-dried tomato purée
  • 400g leftover boiled potatoes (or 350g/12oz uncooked weight boiled)

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Method

  1. Heat the grill to high. Brown the beef in a deep ovenproof frying pan over a high heat for 5 mins. Meanwhile, prick the aubergine with a fork, then microwave on High for 3-5 mins until soft. Mix the yogurt, egg and parmesan together, then add a little seasoning.
  2. Stir the tomatoes, purée and potatoes in with the beef with some seasoning and heat through. Smooth the surface of the beef mixture with the back of a spoon, then slice the cooked aubergine and arrange on top. Pour the yogurt mixture over the aubergines, smooth out evenly, then grill until the topping has set and turned golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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nab1307's picture
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A really simple recipe to follow. I too pre-cooked the aubergine in the oven. Added a bit of extra Parmesan and grated nutmeg prior to putting under the grill. A great result.

bingonation's picture
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I've just made this for tea and it's absolutely delicious and so easy to make! We used lamb instead of beef and normal tomatoes, i think next time i'll try and get ones with garlic and herbs because it lacked a little something, even though i added garlic and oregano. still fab though!

retha831's picture
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Fantastic recipe! Very tasty and low fat too - now I can eat Moussaka more often!

julieguest's picture
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well worth making

wandaxmaximoff's picture
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Made this today - in fact finished eating about half an hour ago - and it was beautiful. Hubby asked me to make it again next week.
I added about a cup of redwine, a few dashes of Worcester Sauce and a beef stock cube to the mince and tinned tomatoes mix, and it really added a depth of flavour to the meal.

manor11's picture
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It was ok, don't think I'll be doing again

amandathomas's picture
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delicious, easy to make and microwaving the aubergine to cook it is a great idea. loved it

gwd34afitou's picture
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Enjoy this, but felt it was lacking a little something. Wont make too often as my husband isn't a fan of aubergines.

janicebarton's picture

I liked the combinations of flavours but didn't like it cooked in pan better in oven.

erinvermaak's picture
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As predicted, I made this lovely dish again, but this time I remebered the cinnamon. It was absolutely divine! I've had to wrap up and hide away the leftovers!!

erinvermaak's picture
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I made this dish for supper tonight - really yummy! I had to tinker with the recipe a little to make it a little more exciting though. I browned a chopped onion, then added crushed garlic, and then the mince (lamb). I also added mushrooms, but I think, in retrospect, that this was a bad idea - made it taste less authentic! I did the aubergine as Efi suggested, and used a layer of quartered new potatoes on top of the mince mixture. I also had to double the topping to get a nice even covering. I did forget to add some cinnamon to the mince, but I'll try to remember for next time. I also cooked the mince with some dried oregano, then stirred in some fresh leaves at the end. Even with all the changes, the basis recipe is still a winner, and I will definitely be making it again soon! Even my husband, who usually turns his nose up at mince, really loved it.

mickeybo's picture

A very disappointing dish. Nothing like the authentic mousaka. Neither my family nor I wish to have this again.

tommase's picture
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Excellent dish, heeded all the given advice, lamb mince, aubergine griddled and charred. Cinnamon, garlic, onion and mushroom added. More topping required but it finished superb almost soufflé like! My 10 month old daughter loved it! (No salt, I hasten to add)

fredwina's picture
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This was lovely, tasted great though did end up a bit soggy the first time, probably from microwaving the aubergine, second time round after roasting the aubergins was much less soggy and just as tasty :)

kimbelina's picture
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Where do I start?!!!! I naively thought that this recipe would be good by reading all the positive feedback (though I did think cooking time was rather quick). It was awful which has brought me to the conclusion you cannot make quick Moussaka. To say I was disappointed is an understatement and I didn't blame my family for not wanting to finish it - this recipe and the leftovers will go straight in the bin!

leamac83's picture
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This was delicious, made a few changes though. I left out the potato's, i griddled my aubergine and layered it in 2 layers like lasagne and i added in some onion and mushroom. Delicious and not so heavy as there is no carbs in it. Reheats well too!

laevans's picture
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This would have been delicious if the mince had been cooked properly. Sadly, my son, who made this, followed the recipe literally and so the lean steak mince maybe received 8-10 mins cooking time in total and was tough and chewy. Surely it needs 15-20 minutes cooking time?

badbandit's picture
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forgot to rate !

badbandit's picture
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good dinner and lunch, split it into 4 bowls, could have done with a bit more aubergine and a little more direction on the potatoes as i left mine quartered (left over boiled potatoes)

will make again, less pots, more aubeys and more chessy sauce.

still good feed through!

meat good, aubergine good, pots good, sauce good,

amanda2605's picture
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This is soooo nice. I make it all the time as the leftovers reheat so well!!

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