Hob-to-table moussaka

Hob-to-table moussaka

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(129 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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6th Nov, 2011
made this last week and it was so good, have made another batch this week. Very easy to make, and very tasty......
6th Oct, 2011
Easy to make,a family member does'nt like aubergine so I replaced it with courgette.Tastes fantastic.
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1st Oct, 2011
Very simple and very tasty. Highly recommended!
12th Aug, 2011
Simple and very tasty - have added chickpeas too.
7th Jun, 2011
This was a first for me! Totally loved the different flavours! I used fresh aubergine as well which just explodes with flavour. Feta cheese melted on top with the pita bread! Awesome meal! Will definately make it again!
6th Apr, 2011
Made this last night and thought it was a great recipe for Moussaka that can easily be done midweek. I used the jarred aubergine which saved alot of fuss and time and tasted great. Next time I would drain the excess oil after I'd cooked the lamb, but otherwise would stick exactly to the recipe.
4th Apr, 2011
This is always a winner in our house, so tasty, but I find I do have to add quite a lot of seasoning. I always griddle my own aubergines as i think it's probably better for us and I can control the amount of oil.
4th Mar, 2011
This is delicious - I love greek food but often find traditional moussaka too creamy with the bechamel sauce so this recipe is a great alternative. It's quick, easy and completely delivers on flavour. Great served with a fresh salad and wholemeal pitta bread!
26th Feb, 2011
So easy and tasty! Didn't even need to follow the recipe. I'm not a usual fan of moussaka but this was so light and the feta and pita worked so well even my Greek boyfriend was impressed!
10th Jan, 2011
Quite lovely and packed with flavour, definitely a future family favourite. Served it with crispy toasted pittas and a crunchy green salad. Will try it again with fresh aubergines either fried in a wee bit of olive oil or griddled.


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