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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sameshrie's picture
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Easy but yummy take on moussaka. Roasted fresh aubergine as couldn't get jarred variety and added stock cube. Satisfying and perfect mid week supper. Will do again.

alexandraaas's picture
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Delicious! Used fresh aubergines as opposed to a jar. Really easy but still nice. I served with rice.

pinkystan's picture
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Absolutely delicious! We served it with a greek salad, after some houmous, tzatziki and taramasalata with pittas to start. Nommy : )

ajwain's picture
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Have been making this since it first appeared in Good Food, and keep making it again and again it's sooo good. In my experience, using grilled aubergines is essential to get that proper moussaka taste.
To that end, I've found Lidl to be the most reliable and cheapest source for jars of char-grilled aubergine, at an acceptable quality. Yes, you can get superior quality ones elsewhere, but at many times the price. Or you could make your own, but then you might as well go the whole way and make real moussaka from scratch.

emmajl's picture
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So tasty, this reminded me of being on holiday! Like many others, I used fresh aubergine, griddling it before adding to the lamb. I have a feeling that this dish will become a regular week night meal in our house!

lizziechicken's picture
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Absolutely delicious...served with olive and onion and garlic and herb pittas with salad and went down a treat...will definitely make again. perhaps next time with fresh aubergine as a little greasy

louisecoombes's picture
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Stunning recipe, have made it again and again! Have found it hard to get hold of chargrilled aubergines in jar so use fresh. Always tastes and looks great, people find it hard to believe how quick and easy it is to prepare.

dianerichards's picture

Chargrilled aubergines are VERY expensive, so I used fresh ones.

dancingbunny's picture
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I served it with some sliced roast potatoes, was great, even the mother in law was pleased! I used the leftovers to stuff peppers with, worked really well. (Mix meat with some cooked rice, and grill until peppers are tender)

megardiner's picture
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I made this for my cousins and they absolutely loved it. Really quick and easy and looked and tasted magnificent. I will definitely be repeating this again!

watsje's picture

Dead easy, quick and tasty ! Perfect.
I find that if you brown the mince first you can use the fat from the lamb to fry the onions eliminating the need for extra oil

una_carney's picture
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Easy and tasty. Great!!

ashencircle's picture
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This was delicious and so easy to make. Like many others I used fresh aubergine that I sliced thinly and grilled first. I also drained off quite a bit of the fat that came out of the lamb. I also added some nutmeg. Definitely will be making this one again!

yippie's picture

Fab dish - quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious. It's definitely one of mine and other half’s favourite weekday dishes. I too used fresh aubergine as didn't like the look of the jarred stuff!

lisawalsh's picture
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lovely !!! we had it with sauted cubed potatoes instead of cheese and i added a little lamb stock for a bit more sauce
will make again and again

sallynicholls's picture
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lovely dish all the family enjoyed including my fussy 2 year old. can be greasy make sure you drain your mince well before adding other ingredients

jerseycotillard's picture
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This was a big hit with my family. I also used fresh aubergines but brushed them with a little olive oil and grilled them in my health grill first which I think added to the overall flavour. I cooked it off for a little longer and didn't top it with the feta as my son is allergic to cheese but still it was a really satisfying meal!

dr_wizard's picture
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I grilled some fresh aubergine and put that in, also added some black olives too! Absolutely delish!

jocjoc's picture
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We love this dish and serve it with with crusty bread and salad - yum

gwenaelle's picture
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Brilliant! I baked the aubergines in the oven with 2 small red peppers and courgettes first before mixing them with the meat. Lovely! Easy to make, fairly quick and very tasty.

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