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

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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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nanaskitchenrecipes's picture

This is delicious, made it for the family and they all loved it, this will be a regular in my home now. thank you for sharing this recipe.

laura_howard's picture

This was one of the best, new recipes I've made in a long time.

Made it with beef mince, and put the sliced aubergine under the grill before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.

sarahjs7's picture

Made this with beef mince and an aubergine, really tasty, needed half the feta cheese amount as that tasted quite strong but a great dish overall, served with rice.

mademoisielle's picture

Delicious! I used minced beef and fresh aubergines (cut in cubes and baked in olive oil) and soft feta cheese which I mixed with the sauce, very much recommended!

lovelylina's picture

Really yummy and easy to cook. Full of flavour. I added chickpeas and lamb stock as others recommended and served with toasted pitta bread. Very tasty dinner, would definitely recommend.

ashmeps's picture

As others, I modified this by using fresh aubergines (sliced, brushed with oil and baked), adding a diced courgette, and a lamb stock cube dissolved in 1/4 pint of boiling water. I also left out the mint. It was easy and truly gorgeous!

frowne's picture
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Very tasty. I added sweet paprika and a little bit of all spice, delish.

samantha.jones's picture

This is awesome, the best meal i'v cooked in a while

somersetness's picture

I didn't have any aubergine so used some grilled peppers - was described as delicious and amazing by my kids!

panixx's picture
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Cooked it many times and we like it very much (my kids love it). I use fresh aubergine, cut it into slices and bake before adding to the tomatoe sauce.

suzannecalder's picture
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Such a tasty dish. I added the tomato puree before the tinned tomatoes and cinnamon and cooked it out for a minute. I also used fresh aubergine and sliced it thinly, pan frying it on both sides for a couple of minutes before adding it to the dish. And finally I added a pinch of sugar to counteract the bitterness of the tomatoes.

yasmin70's picture
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Delicious. I used a fresh aubegine and fried it in chunks with the onion and garlic and mince left it in the pan whilst simmering in the tomatoes, etc. Added a lamb stock cube with a little boiled water also and served it with couscous. I think the feta and mint finished the dish perfectly. Couscous nice with a handful of chopped mint stirred through it also. Will make this regularly now.

dwatson27's picture
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Made this for first time tonight. Fried off minced lamb and drained before cooking onions and garlic. Never cooked fresh aubergine before. Salted it as advised by many. Rinsed and dried as per advice from more experienced cooks. Food was fabulous! Needed extra fluid though so added a little lamb stock. Crisp salad and toasted pittas great! Another great recipe! So simple and so tasty! Will be making again soon :)

snoble's picture
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Yummy! I felt it was vastly improved by the addition of half a can of chick peas which 'earthed' the overall flavour of this dish, My fussy 7 year old gave it top marks.

thetrain1957's picture

Made this for a quick Saturday night meal,all I can say is,fantastic.

philippashubrook's picture
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Will definitely use this recipe again. My partner loved it! He came back for seconds!
Really easy to make.. followed a few others suggestions and added Lamb Stock cube and the feta cheese in the mix.
Will try to use fresh aubergine and roast it next time

joannebladd's picture
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Loved this! I couldn't find any chargrilled aubergine so used fresh, and just roasted it for 20mins in the oven first. I'm going to try it again with chickpeas as suggested by others.

gemmahorsell's picture
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Use quorn mince and chargrilled my own aubergine first, really tasty and was enjoyed by the whole family. A really quick and easy midweek dish.

catralense78's picture
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This has become a firm family favorite and is my daughters most favorite meal ever (apparently). As I can never find chargrilled artichokes in my local supermarket I either use fresh chopped courgette or just leave it out entirely. I have made this several times using quorn mince. Although it's delicious either way I do prefer it with lamb mince - the flavour and texture is better. I cook this at least once a month, if not more ofteN. We have it with toasted pitta breads stuffed with rocket then pile the mixture in - DELICIOUS.

lovetocook23's picture
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This was absolutely delish! Was gonna do my usual beef and potato moussaka then realised I didn't have enough potatoes. Cooked as above but used beef instead. Didn't have any fresh mint so sprinkled some dried mint on. Sliced and grilled my aubergine first before chopping. Served with garlic bread and salad. So easy to make. Will definitely become a regular dish. Thank you.

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