Express Moussaka

with ground beef, eggplant, tomatoes and a mix of cheese

  • 40 min
Family Friendly
Beef
Dairy product
Here is a great family friendly recipe for moussaka, a Greek dish. Featuring sliced eggplant baked in a ground beef sauce and covered with a smooth cheese mixture.
express moussaka

Ingredients

100 g
Arugula
1/4 cup(s)
Cooking Red Wine
199 ml
Diced Tomatoes
2 tsp
Dried Oregano (*)
1
Egg(s)
1
Eggplant(s)
40 g
Feta
1
Garlic Clove(s)
300 g
Ground Beef
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon (*)
2 tbsp
Olive Oil (not included)
1/3 cup(s)
Ricotta
1
Yellow Onion(s)
Nutritional facts
Serving per portion
Amount / Serving
Calories
879 kcal
Total fat
54 g
Saturated Fat
20 g
Sodium
567 mg
Total Carbohydrate
38 g
Fiber
13 g
Sugar
20 g
Proteins
59 g

Instructions

Toast eggplant
1

Preheat oven to 425°F and toast eggplant slices

Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch slices, brush with oil and spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Salt and pepper, if desired. Cook for 10 min, turning the slices halfway through cooking.

Prepare the ingredients
2

Prepare the ingredients

In the meantime, chop onion and garlic and add to large oiled saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook for 3-4 min. Add the ground beef and cook, spooning for 4 min or until it has lost its pink hue.

Add spices
3

Add spices and tomatoes

Add cinnamon, oregano and wine and cook, stirring, for 2 min. Add tomatoes with their juice. Salt and pepper, if desired. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for 10 min.

Prepare cheese mixture
4

Prepare the cheese mixture

In a bowl, mix the ricotta and feta cheeses and the egg. Season with pepper if desired.

Assemble moussaka
5

Assemble the moussaka, cook and serve

Place half of the eggplant slices in an oven-proof dish. Cover with half of the meat sauce. Repeat with remaining slices of eggplant and sauce. Spread the cheese mixture over the moussaka. Bake for 10 min. Serve with arugula lightly tossed with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.