Moussaka Recipe

A traditional Greek Moussaka— baked casserole of brinjal, tomatoes, and minced lamb or beef under a lush layer of béchamel sauce—is one of the most fabulous things you can eat.

Difficulty

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cooking Time

45 minutes

Serves

4-6

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 SPAR Freshline onion, finely chopped
  • 500g Spar lean beef mince
  • 30ml SPAR butter or margarine
  • 1 x SPAR pasta sauce tomato and olive
  • 3 large SPAR Freshline brinjal, sliced
  • SPAR sunflower oil for frying

White Sauce

  • 30 g SPAR butter
  • 60 ml SPAR cake wheat flour
  • 400 ml SPAR milk
  • SPAR salt and pepper to taste
  • 250ml grated SPAR cheddar cheese
  • 1 SPAR egg

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 
  2. Fry the finely chopped onion in margarine until transparent and then add the mince and brown.
  3. Stir in the SPAR pasta sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice the brinjal and fry in hot oil until browned. Arrange the fried brinjal and mince in alternating layers in a greased casserole dish.
  5. Make a white sauce by melting the butter.  Stir in the flour and cook for a minute.  Remove from the heat and stir in the milk using a balloon whisk to prevent lumps.  Return to the heat and stir until sauce thickens.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half the cheese and the beaten egg.
  7. Pour over the mince and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.

Hints & Tips

This dish freezes well.  Cool completely before covering with SPAR cling wrap.  It can freeze for up to 3 months.  Remove from freezer when needed and allow to defrost completely before warming up.