Hob-to-table moussaka

Hob-to-table moussaka

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(91 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

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

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    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

    Cinnamon

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    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

    Aubergine

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    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

    Mint

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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.

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yasmin70
22nd May, 2013
5.05
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
28th Apr, 2013
5.05
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
22nd Apr, 2013
4.05
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
12th Apr, 2013
Made this for a quick Saturday night meal,all I can say is,fantastic.
philippashubrook
30th Mar, 2013
5.05
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
27th Mar, 2013
4.05
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
11th Mar, 2013
5.05
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
7th Mar, 2013
5.05
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
5th Dec, 2012
5.05
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.
sameb73
8th Nov, 2012
5.05
Fab meal, enjoyed by everyone and great the next day too.

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