Must-make moussaka

Must-make moussaka

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(72 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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mindymoo62
22nd Apr, 2012
5.05
I Made this for our supper today. Very easy and tasty... did make a couple of tweeks............ I followed the advice of earlier comments and griddled the aubergines on a cast iron griddle first. I also added a chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic,oregano(used plain tomatoes), tspn cinamon and salt and black pepper. Made it on the hob in a metal casserole and finshed it in the oven as i was baking and the oven was hot. This came out better than one i made for a dinner party!! yum yum yum! def make again :-)
robertandalison
4th Apr, 2012
4.05
Great moussaka recipe. I sliced the potatoes and layered them too. And I added a bit of feta cheese. If you don't like aubergine, you could just use slices of potato.
pinkknightrider
17th Jan, 2012
Not sure what i did wrong. My white sauce was quite sour tasting and seemed to curdle. Any tips would be appreciated.
loopylinny
17th Jan, 2012
5.05
I made this with a few of the improvements suggested; lamb mince rather than beef, Aubergine oven baked rather than microwaved and a few extra herbs and cinnamon added to the lamb mix. I also cooked the whole thing in the oven for 30 mins rather than grilling. It was fantastic I'll definitely be making it again
tharsi03
8th Nov, 2011
5.05
Wonderful recipe. Quick and easy. The aubergines come out better if sliced 1 cm thick and then microwaved. I also added chopped flat leaf parsley, cinnamon and nutmeg and it tasted great!
stevieewatson
1st Oct, 2011
4.05
A really easy Moussaka recipe and very tasty. Most moussaka recipes are very complex and time consuming. This is very quick and delish. I used lamb mince however, cant make moussaka with beef!!
nwk1989
8th Sep, 2011
4.05
Just cooked it, turned out very nicely. The aubergine was a little bit soggy which was my only fault with an otherwise tasty dish!
donnadrew
21st Jun, 2011
5.05
Best moussaka we have ever had - including 'specialities' in Greece!! I fried an onion & added garlic & a large teaspoon of cinnamon, before adding my minced cooked lamb from the Sunday Roast. I also baked my aubergine slices & doubled up the egg sauce topping, before baking in the oven on 180 for 30 mins. Blimmin' Gorgeous!!!
adzrid
3rd Apr, 2011
4.05
my 13 year old son James, made this for me on Mothers Day. It was delicious. He used passata instead of the tomatoes as he doesn't like the lumps. It will be made quite often, as it was so easy and quick to make.
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alanjns
5th Mar, 2011
4.05
Made this for our evening meal today served with a crisp, green salad. It was nice, but I definitely think it would have been better with lamb. I added an onion and mushrooms to the mince and a smattering of basil and oregano. The sauce topping was surprisingly good, but I would add more cheese next time and maybe sprinkle some on top. I sliced my aubergine first and then microwaved the slices in batches for a couple of minutes. They were not at all soggy. All in all, an easy to make meal and I will make it again.

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