Hob-to-table moussaka

Hob-to-table moussaka

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try this rich, hearty and quick variation on the classic family favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
529
protein
35g
carbs
11g
fat
39g
saturates
16g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
2.31g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g minced lamb
  • 400g/14oz can chopped plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200g/7oz jar chargrilled aubergines in olive oil, drained and chopped
  • 200g/7oz pack feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

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Method

  1. Brown the mince: Heat the oil in a large, shallow pan. Toss in the onion and garlic and fry until soft. Add the mince and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  2. Season and simmer: Tip the tomatoes into the pan and stir in the tomato purée and cinnamon, then season generously with salt and pepper. Leave the mince to simmer for 20 minutes, adding the aubergines half way through.
  3. To serve: Sprinkle the crumbled feta and chopped mint over the mince. Bring the moussaka to the table as the feta melts and serve it with a crunchy green salad and toasted pitta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2004

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sameb73's picture
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Fab meal, enjoyed by everyone and great the next day too.

clm2071's picture
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bloody lovely - grill your own aubergine, much cheaper!

Lay Di's picture
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Great dish, made it with fresh aubergines and added a fresh chili

twheble's picture

Easy to make and tasty, the smell really reminded me of nice meals ive eaten in Greece when I cooked it! I added an oxo cube and some red wine to the mince (I used beef) after draining the fat. Once ready I put it in the oven in a casserole dish for 10 mins to melt the feta a bit more. We both really liked it and I will make it again, next time I might just add some mashed potatoes to the topping as well and also the chickpeas.

mclone's picture
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This is delish! Added ras el hanout, chickpeas and umami paste and it was boss. Hubs loved it too :)

patsy1999's picture
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I love this dish so easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious could eat it every day of the week. Used fresh aubergines as can't seem to buy in jar anywhere any more.

busby22's picture

This is wonderful. We could easily eat it every week but don't. I like it best with a simple green salad with lemon and olive oil dressing and some warm pitta bread. yummy.

falafellover's picture
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Very tasty and so easy to make! I made it with 1 fresh aubergine and a small courgette, so added more tomato puree for more flavour. Feta cheese is a great finish!

lisamurch's picture

Made it tonight, very good. Didn't have cinnamon, mint or garlic so it was simpler but still delicious. Sliced and baked two fresh aubergines for about 1/2 hour in the oven, then stirred them into the lamb with a tin of chickpeas and baked the whole dish until brown on top. Very tasty and easy. Imagine that it would also taste good with other veg added - mushrooms?

gordonlodge's picture
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made this last week and it was so good, have made another batch this week. Very easy to make, and very tasty......

louise77's picture
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Easy to make,a family member does'nt like aubergine so I replaced it with courgette.Tastes fantastic.

helenmakin's picture
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Very simple and very tasty. Highly recommended!

caracahill's picture

Simple and very tasty - have added chickpeas too.

martinjameshastie's picture

This was a first for me! Totally loved the different flavours! I used fresh aubergine as well which just explodes with flavour. Feta cheese melted on top with the pita bread! Awesome meal! Will definately make it again!

kjdc80's picture
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Made this last night and thought it was a great recipe for Moussaka that can easily be done midweek. I used the jarred aubergine which saved alot of fuss and time and tasted great. Next time I would drain the excess oil after I'd cooked the lamb, but otherwise would stick exactly to the recipe.

prettywhitelight's picture
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This is always a winner in our house, so tasty, but I find I do have to add quite a lot of seasoning. I always griddle my own aubergines as i think it's probably better for us and I can control the amount of oil.

mrscrunke's picture
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This is delicious - I love greek food but often find traditional moussaka too creamy with the bechamel sauce so this recipe is a great alternative. It's quick, easy and completely delivers on flavour. Great served with a fresh salad and wholemeal pitta bread!

juizni's picture
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So easy and tasty! Didn't even need to follow the recipe. I'm not a usual fan of moussaka but this was so light and the feta and pita worked so well even my Greek boyfriend was impressed!

lorens_pin's picture
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Quite lovely and packed with flavour, definitely a future family favourite. Served it with crispy toasted pittas and a crunchy green salad. Will try it again with fresh aubergines either fried in a wee bit of olive oil or griddled.

maacka's picture
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This has become a favourite in our house - I make it at least twice a month!
I always use fresh aubergine, chopped into pieces and fried in little bit of olive oil. I also use beef instead of lamb mince.
Fantastic!

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