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

1/4 cup(s)
Cooking Red Wine
125 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 (*)
45 ml
Olive Oil (not included)
1/3 cup(s)
Ricotta
100 g
Yellow Onion(s)
Nutritional facts
Serving per portion
Amount / Serving
Calories
677 kcal
Total fat
43 g
Saturated Fat
14 g
Sodium
455 mg
Total Carbohydrate
26 g
Fiber
10 g
Sugar
13 g
Proteins
46 g

Instructions

Prepare the ingredients
1

Prepare the ingredients and cook the beef

Preheat oven to 425°F. Chop onion and garlic. Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch slices. In a large saucepan, heat 1/2 of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and 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
2

Add spices and tomatoes

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

Toast eggplant
3

Toast eggplant slices

In the meantime, brush the eggplant slices with the rest of the 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 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 oiled oven 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.