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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glenyst's picture

I've always had trouble with aubergines. Used Efi's method this time, and it works for me. Great tip - thanks.

pumpkinpants00's picture

Could you substitute the greek yoghurt for single cream?

julesdavidson's picture
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I decided to try this last night for supper and boy was it easy to make! I did however replace the tinned tomatoes with RAGU for ease/more flavour and cooked the aubergine on my skillet beforehand. I have always been a 'lasagne' type of girl and the thought of mousakka never quite appealed to me. But, I found this just a nice (if not better) and also not as heavy. Its the first time I've used 0% fat greek yoghurt and I will certainly be using it more in the future.

ciccia's picture

I have discovered frozen sliced grilled aubergines which solve all the problems that everyone seems to experience with the aubergines. Not cheating at all!

bojanlo's picture
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A great recipe. Easy to make, but still very tasty. We tried using different cheese (Edam) and it worked really well, gives you lots of options!

angelal2366's picture

tried this recipe last night, and was slightly disapointed! The best bit was the cheesy topping, but i found the tomato mixture a little tastless (even after adding extra herbs). Although a quick and easy recipe, I won't be making it again, i'd rather it take longer and taste better.

origingirl's picture

Tasted lovely and was easy to make. Make sure you season the topping well, mine was a bit bland. Portion size was about right. Will certainly use again

lor_shep's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Cooked the aubergine on the george foreman so it wasn't too soggy, finished meal was lovely.. Next time I would add mushrooms, onions and some garlic for variety and flavour.

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Forgot the rating.

djwinkles's picture
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This recipe certainly lived up to its easy billing. A great dish, but I might add a little cinnamon next time round.

scramble's picture
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easy to prepare and we absolutely loved it.. even my 2yr old ate a second serving. thanks a lot.

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forgot to rate it

christina1984's picture
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fantastic dish......cooked this for all my friends one night! 9 out of 10 loved it. And it was easy to make for a big group as it browns just as easy in the oven so i could make 2 of them. Nicer with lamb mince and def agree with above comments to roast the aubergines.served with fresh crusty bread and feta cheese salad...yum

bessieboo's picture
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The whole family enjoyed this dish, including my 8yr old. I roasted the aubergines for 10mins as was suggested instead of microwaving them and i also added some ground cinnamon. Will definatley do this again.

marieken's picture
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Oh and I forgot, best tip, even better with minced lamb!

marieken's picture
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Love it! Added a cinnamon stick to the tomato sauce and I sometimes add more herbs (different every time, garlic, thyme or oregano), since i use plain tomato. I also prefer the aubergine griddled, and allthough it works from the microwave, turned a bit soggy and sadlooking indeed. Last time I got away with boiling the aubergine slices shortly and leaving the whole dish in the oven (fan 175C) instead of the grill (everything to escape having to using more grease on those spongy aubergines... ;)

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Forgot to rate!

bubblefish's picture
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We really enjoyed this, but next time, I'd cut my aubergine thinner. Also, I think it'd be great with mushrooms in the mince.

squishyfishy's picture
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This is a great recipe, really easy to make and very tasty. I like to add an onion to the mince for a bit of extra flavour. Not normally an Aubergine fan but this is fab. Liked the Aubergine roasted in the oven better than done in the microwave.

brattanc's picture
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Made this for tea tonight and was told that I had to make it again! Next time I do this I will do the aubergines in the oven because doing them in the microwave made them too soggy and difficult to slice. Very easy recipe and a great taste.

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