Must-make moussaka

Must-make moussaka

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(71 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
An easy version of the classic Greek dish moussaka, cheesy and comforting...

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal342
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.97g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 large aubergine
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

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

  • 150g pot 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 3 tbsp Parmesan, finely grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic and herbs
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 tbsp sun-dried tomato purée
  • 400g leftover boiled potato (or 350g/12oz uncooked weight boiled)
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

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.

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heatherjdw
12th Apr, 2013
4.05
Excellent recipe. Did as Efi suggested and cooked the aubergine in the oven, also added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and oregano to mince mixture. Finished in oven at 170oc for 20 minutes and served with the Greek salad on website and pitta bread to mop up juices. First time making moussaka, but will be making again. As there is only 2 of us had it reheated next day, flavour even better.
bonnieleigh
10th Apr, 2013
5.05
Cooked this for my boyfriend, and he said it was one of the best things I've ever cooked! I added mushrooms, garlic, cinnamon, green beans, oregano and used passata sauce. I also did two layers of aubergine rather than just one. Will be cooking again very soon!
joolsilicious
20th Mar, 2013
5.05
Better with lamb and try adding some cinnamon. Very quick and easy.
tamora
12th Jan, 2013
5.05
Loved this recipe. I used natural yoghurt instead of Greek yoghurt.
snicka
25th Dec, 2012
Yum whether this is real moussaka or not it is delicious.
Liverpoolchris1
8th Sep, 2012
5.05
Wonderful recipe! I had no idea you could microwave aubergines! I used to hate preparing them with salt, draining them then frying them - they seem to absorb so much oil. So microwaving them was a revelation to me. Everybody loved this and it is so quick and easy compared with the usual oven-baked version, it's now been added to our midweek repertoire. Love it!
knightlynda3
15th Aug, 2012
To make it less oily I slice my aubergines and steam them for about 5 minutes.
Lola_balola
14th Jul, 2012
3.05
This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, moussaka. However, it's quite tasty and quick mid-week meal. Will definitely make it again but not under the guise of moussaka.
mylittletoni
18th Jun, 2012
3.05
Hmm, nothing special and not the best recipe for Moussaka. Okay for a mid-week dinner though.
pj1979
18th May, 2012
This was great-thought it might be a bit heavy with potatoes o choppe up a small pack of butternut squash , nuked it in the microwave in a partially covered bowl with a tblspn of water and added it to the mince and tomatoes mix-our two year old wolfed down two portions!

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