Main Meal Recipes > Moussaka

How to make Moussaka:
This is a famous Greek dish. Quite labor intensive to make but once made is one pot cookery at its best. A good Moussaka makes an impressive meal for a dinner party.


3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 cups minced lamb
8 fresh tomatoes, skins removed, chopped
3 tablespoons tomato puree
1 wineglass red wine
2 aubergines, sliced and sprinkled with salt
2 tablespoons grated cheese, strong cheddar or cheese of choice
parsley to garnish
salt and pepper
1 pint white sauce
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Cook the onions and the garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil until soft.
- Add the meat and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato puree and wine and cook for about 1 hour until thick and smooth.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Add more water if the mixture becomes dry.
- Rinse the aubergine, pat, dry and fry in 2 tablespoons of oil until soft.
- Take a deep casserole dish and fill with alternate layers of aubergine and meat sauce.
- Pour the white sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese.
- Cook at 180 degrees Centigrade (see temperature conversions) for about 45 minutes.
- Serve garnished with finely chopped parsley.