Hob-to-table moussaka

Hob-to-table moussaka

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(86 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Try this rich, hearty and quick variation on the classic family favourite

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal529
  • fat39g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein35g
  • salt2.31g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g minced lamb
  • 400g/14oz can chopped plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 200g/7oz jar chargrilled aubergines in olive oil, drained and chopped

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 200g/7oz pack feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

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.

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Comments (89)

sallynicholls's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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

jocjoc's picture
5

We love this dish and serve it with with crusty bread and salad - yum

farzbuen's picture
5

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.

louiseroberts's picture

very nice family meal.i used fresh aubergines to,easy to make but i halved the cinnamon,thought the children might have found it to overpowering age 4 and 2. tasted fine, will be making again.

susanep's picture
5

This is a firm favourite in our house. I make it every couple of weeks. I leave out the aubergines and add black olives. We often eat it with couscous. My 2 year ols son loves it !

martinrlfc's picture

Easy, quick, and very tasty! I used fresh Aubergine and lightly grilled slices before cutting into chunks. Served with side salad and pitta.

gem090383's picture
4

I was surprisingly pleased with this dish, was not expecting it to be that nice but its a good meal to do if you fancy moussaka but don't have the time to make it.

I added red wine to mine which gave it a bit more flavour, but left out the mint.

salima's picture
5

Very nice dish, stuffing the mix into the pitta was a bit difficult, next time I will try it with wraps. I also replaced aubergine with bolied potatoes.

rowsonk's picture
5

Lovely dish, very tasty especially with the added chickpeas as mentioned before. Used fresh aubergine as it's better than using a jar. Would definitely make it again.

rosieshearman's picture
5

We LOVE this dish in our house, I have three children aged between 1yr to 7 yrs and they love it too, eat with fresh salad and pitta bread or wraps in the summer or with hot crusty bread in the winter.

mummybailey's picture
5

This has become a family favorite! I use fresh aubergines and serve with a small side of rice or salad and it tastes great. I also give some to my 14 month old and she loves it! (but i wait to season it until a have separated a portion for her)

999smiles's picture

This has turned into a real family favorite! really quick tasty and easy, and adaptable for slimming world members, One A box on a red day if using fresh aubergine.

kira000's picture

Very tasty! Couldnt get hold of anything but fresh aubergine, so sliced it, brushed with tiny bit of olive oil and sprinkle of salt, and roasted it on a tray for 15 mins before hand.

When made the recipe, i put the mixure into individual pots after the 10 minutes of cooking stage, layering meat mixture with slices of aubergine. Popped them into the oven at 180 for 5 minutes, then took them out to sprinkle on the crubled feta before putting them back in to finish for the final 5 mins.

Served with a salad on the side, there was enough mix for 4 individual pots, so one each for dinner, and the other two in the freeer for a lazy day!

germania's picture
5

Fabulous, quick recipe that tasted every bit as good as it looks. Used pork mince as butcher had run out of lamb mince. Also used chargrilled eggplant (aubergine) from deli instead of using the jar equivalent. Have copied recipe and given to the guys at work as they all love easy recipes that they can impress the wife with!!

This is ideal for a large group as recipe can very easily be multiplied to suit the number you intend feeding. Will definitely be using this one again.

catherinenowicki's picture
5

This was delicious. I also used fresh aubergine, and even my aubergine-hating husband asked for more. The folded-in feta was a lovely finishing touch.

kerry76's picture
5

I agree with Pablo, the lamb is better if the fat is drained off. I also use fresh aubergines (never seen the canned variety) and add a can of chickpeas at a friend's recommendation - they go really well!

pablot99's picture
5

One of my favourite meals. I always use fresh aubergine. I also brown the lamb mince first then drain in a sieve to reduce the fatty taste which the lamb can sometimes give.

bumblesquat's picture

Really tasty and as there's only 2 of us I had it in pitta bread for my lunch for the next 2 days as well.

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