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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babymine
4th Jun, 2010
I found the recipe easy and added sauteed garlic, red onions, mushrooms and oregano before layering with the augergines and yoghurt/cheese mixture. I topped it with halloumi and sliced beef tomatoes, and then sprinkled a dusting of cayenne and some black papper, and put the little pot of love into a halogen oven. It looks too nice to serve up... I think I will stare at it a little while longer........
katejo
31st May, 2010
3.05
I adapted it slightly after reading the earlier feedback comments. Firstly I baked the aubergine in the oven and then drained it on kitchen paper. I am not keen on microwave cooking and don't have a microwave anyway. I cooked the meat sauce on the hob but then layered it in a dish with thin slices of potato and topped it with greek yoghurt with egg beaten in. I grated parmesan over the top. I then finished it off in the oven for about 20 mins. I will do it again but will pre cook the potatoes slightly. This time I tried to get away with slicing them very thinly but they were slightly too firm. it made 2 portions so I will eat the rest tomorrow.
aims818
27th May, 2010
3.05
really niice!! easy to make and taste grd!
nab1307
1st May, 2010
5.05
A really simple recipe to follow. I too pre-cooked the aubergine in the oven. Added a bit of extra Parmesan and grated nutmeg prior to putting under the grill. A great result.
bingonation
24th Apr, 2010
4.05
I've just made this for tea and it's absolutely delicious and so easy to make! We used lamb instead of beef and normal tomatoes, i think next time i'll try and get ones with garlic and herbs because it lacked a little something, even though i added garlic and oregano. still fab though!
retha831
12th Apr, 2010
5.05
Fantastic recipe! Very tasty and low fat too - now I can eat Moussaka more often!
julieguest
18th Nov, 2009
5.05
well worth making
wandaxmaximoff
11th Oct, 2009
5.05
Made this today - in fact finished eating about half an hour ago - and it was beautiful. Hubby asked me to make it again next week. I added about a cup of redwine, a few dashes of Worcester Sauce and a beef stock cube to the mince and tinned tomatoes mix, and it really added a depth of flavour to the meal.
manor11
11th Oct, 2009
3.05
It was ok, don't think I'll be doing again
amandathomas
21st Sep, 2009
5.05
delicious, easy to make and microwaving the aubergine to cook it is a great idea. loved it

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