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Moussaka

Simple Greek Moussaka Recipe

6

Serves

45 mins

Prep Time

45 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

This classic Greek dish is ideal any time of the year, and when prepared 1-2 days in advance, can be refrigerated until ready to bake.

This classic Greek dish is ideal any time of the year, and when prepared 1-2 days in advance, can be refrigerated until ready to bake.

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High Iron

Low Sodium

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Mince,

Dinner,

Lunch,

Ingredients

Beef

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

Beef or lamb mince will work well.

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2 eggplant

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1/4 cup olive oil

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1 onion

finely chopped

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1 garlic clove

finely chopped

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400g can chopped tomatoes

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2 tbsp tomato paste

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1/2 cup beef stock

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2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

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1 tsp white sugar

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1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

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2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Classic moussaka cheese sauce

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75g butter

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1/4 cup white flour

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1 1/2 cups milk

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1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

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1 egg

lightly whisked

Method

To Make Moussaka

To Make Cheese Sauce

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2

Grease a 5 to 6 cup-capacity lasagne dish.

3

Cut the aubergine into 5mm slices and brush with olive oil.

4

Grill or pan-fry the slices for 3-4 minutes on both sides until browned. Set aside.

5

Brown the mince over a high heat, breaking up the mince with the back of a wooden spoon as it browns.

6

This is best done in two batches. Set aside.

7

Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until soft.

8

Return the mince to the pan with the tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock, parsley, sugar and cinnamon.

9

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

10

While the meat is cooking, prepare the cheese sauce (see below).

11

To assemble the moussaka, arrange one third of the aubergine slices in the base of the prepared dish.

12

Spread over half the mince.

13

Repeat the layers, finishing with a layer of aubergine slices.

14

Spread the cheese sauce evenly over the top and scatter over the parmesan or cheddar cheese.

15

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and bubbling hot.

16

Serve hot, with a fresh crisp salad on the side.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (278g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1786 (426)kJ

Protein

25.8g

Total Fat

31.5g

Saturated Fat

13.8g

Carbs

9.6g

Sugars

5.5g

Sodium

307mg

Iron*

3.8mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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