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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sairakarpe's picture

Can you make a succesful Mousakka with chicken?

dylanski's picture
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Loved this - definitely the best moussaka recipe I've tried, even liked my aubergine-hating husband. I griddled the aubergine slices rather than microwaving them.

sexy-snake's picture
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Whoops forgot to rate, I give it a 5!

sexy-snake's picture
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I made this for lunch today for Mother's Day and it's absolutely delicious. I made a mistake and bought creme fraiche instead of Greek yoghurt but it was fine. There's quite a lot left over after serving three of us. I'll definately make it again.

hexane's picture
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This is a great recipe!

patrinelli's picture

In response to the above comment, when cooking the traditional version of this dish, I slice the aubergines, drizzle some olive oil on top and then roast them in the oven for about 10 minutes (200 degrees). Once out of the oven I place them on kitchen paper until most of the oil is absorbed. This is a very tasty and easy recipe. I like to serve this with some Greek salad on the side.

followingcharlie's picture
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Wonderful recipe. I made this last night for my husband and I and it was fantastic. It was very easy and quick and the taste was great. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

a-hatomski's picture
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This is very tasty and very easy to make.
I have made it twice and not sure about cooking the aubergines in this way - mine were quite soggy the first time and a bit hard the second time! Would love to have a suggestion for and alternative to aubergine.

missbosslady's picture

This is without doubt the tastiest and easiest recipe for moussaka I have ever come across. My family loved it. As a side dish to this recipe, I toasted some wholemeal pitta breads, cut them into strips, and used them to dip into a green olive pate. Wonderful.

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