MoussakaReviewed by our expert panel
(at time of publication)
- 1 large potato, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 small eggplantaubergineX, thinly sliced
- 450g lean beef mince
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato purée
- 400g can no-added-salt chopped tomatoes
- 1 salt-reduced beef stock cube
- ½ cup water
- 2 egg yolks
- 275g low-fat plain yoghurt
- ¾ cup grated reduced-fat cheese
- mixed salad, to serve
1 Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease a large ovenproof dish. Steam or microwave potato and carrots until tender. Immerse eggplant in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain.
2 Brown mince in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Drain off any fat. Return to heat, add onion and carrots and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add tomato purée, tomatoes, stock cube and water, and stir until simmering.
3 Place half the eggplant into a prepared dish. Top with half the mince mixture, then half the potato. Repeat layers with remaining eggplant, mince and potato.
4 Beat egg yolks with yoghurt. Pour over top layer of potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden. Serve with salad.
Eggplant soaks up oil like a sponge, so blanching it in boiling water instead of frying it means you’re drastically cutting down on fat.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 15.4g
–Saturated fat 7.6g
Dietary fibre 0g
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