Hob-to-table moussaka

Hob-to-table moussaka

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(132 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins


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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  • 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



    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



    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



    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



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  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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25th Mar, 2008
made this with veggie mince for around 8 guests for dinner and served with salad and pitta (as directed). they all loved it and kept on saying how tasty it was. i grilled it for about 5 minutes at the end so that the feta would be nice and toasted. used fresh aubergine too and the fresh mint was delightful. great stuff.
3rd Mar, 2008
We love this recipe in our house, quick, easy and delicious. I use fresh aubergine instead of jarred, and have started to add a lamb stock cube which makes for a richer, thicker sauce.
1st Mar, 2008
Used roasted aubergine and red pepper. Cheaper than product in jar. More readily available too.
28th Feb, 2008
Very easy and quick to make, my husband who doesn't normally like mince in anything really enjoyed this recipe.
26th Feb, 2008
Very tasty - my husband loves moussaka but I never have time to cook it. This didn't take long and was really nice. I used fresh aubergine but might try with chargrilled next time.
15th Jan, 2008
I was a bit unsure of this recipe initially. Being Greek, I had certain expectations from this dish. I was however pleasantly surprised with the outcome. All the taste but without 2/3 of the fuss. Excellent!
9th Jan, 2008
i used fresh auborgine and finished the dish, minus the feta and mint, in the oven for about an hour. I added the feta for the last ten minutes of cooking time and it was absolutely delicious. My grandaughter, aged ten, really enjoyed the meal.
6th Nov, 2007
This is a great favourite in our house and quick to make too!


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