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Beef moussaka with tomatoes recipe

Beef moussaka with tomatoes recipe

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This warmly spiced beef moussaka will feed six very lucky people. Delicious grilled slices of aubergine are layered with a garlic, oregano, tomato and mince sauce and topped with a creamy homemade white sauce. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 602 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 2 large aubergines
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 700g beef mince
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1tbsp tomato purée
  • 50ml (2fl oz) milk
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 5 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2tbsp grated Parmesan

For the white sauce

  • 75g butter
  • 100g (3½oz) plain flour
  • 450ml (¾pt) milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • pinch grated nutmeg
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    40g 57%
  • Saturates

    18g 90%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25g Protein 32.3g Fibre 4.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200ºC, fan 180ºC. Heat a grill or griddle pan until hot. Brush the aubergine slices with 2 tablespoons of oil and grill both sides until golden.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a large pan and cook the onion and garlic for 2 minutes before adding the mince. Cook until browned all over, then stir in the flour, oregano, bay leaf and tomato purée. Mix, add the milk and stock and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down, simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, make the white sauce. Melt the butter in a pan and add the flour to make a roux. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, gradually whisk in the milk, then stir over a low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat again, season and stir in the egg yolks and nutmeg.
  4. Layer half of the aubergine slices in the bottom of an ovenproof dish and top with half the tomatoes. Pour over the mince, then layer on the remaining aubergines and tomatoes. Top with white sauce and Parmesan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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