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Moussaka
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1cm slices
  • 400g lean lamb mince
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 425g can crushed tomatoes with herbs
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Olive or canola oil spray
    Cheesy sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons plain flour
  • 15g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat ricotta
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Sprinkle eggplant with salt and leave for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat non-stick frypan and cook lamb over medium-high heat until browned.
  4. Remove lamb and cook the onion and garlic in meat juices until softened.
  5. Return the meat, add carrot, tomatoes, tomato paste, wine and bay leaf, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Heat the grill. Rinse eggplant slices with water and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Spray lightly with oil and grill until golden on each side.
  8. Lay half the slices in an oblong baking dish (30cm x 20cm).
  9. Cover with half the meat sauce. Repeat.
  10. In a saucepan, mix a little milk and flour until smooth.
  11. Stir in remaining milk. Cook, stirring, over low heat until thickened.
  12. Remove from heat and stir through Parmesan cheese.
  13. Stir in ricotta, cayenne pepper and nutmeg.
  14. Pour over dish and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.

Storage Suggestions

  • Can be kept in refrigerator for up to 3 days. May be frozen for up to 3 months.

Equipment List

  • Chopping board
  • Large knife
  • Large non-stick frypan
  • Grill plate
  • Baking dish
  • Paper towel

 

Acknowledgements

Queensland health acknowledges the development of the Healthy Food Fast cookbook by the Department of Health Western Australia. www.gofor2and5.com.au. Recipes from Healthy Food Fast © State of Western Australia 2011, reproduced with permission.

Nutrition Information


386g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 1271 kJ 329 kJ
Protein 27 g 7 g
Fat, total 14 g 4 g
— Saturated 8 g 2 g
Carbohydrate 14 g 4 g
— Sugars 11 g 3g
Fibre 4 g 1g
Sodium 233 mg 60 mg