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Moussaka is one of those dishes that you should make in big batches. Moussaka only gets better in the fridge. You can reheat it easily in oven. If you’re in a hurry, it’s a good idea to ‘soak’ the aubergines in salt to remove excess liquid. This will reduce the cooking time of the moussaka. Some say that potato should not be used in moussaka, but we say different.



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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Aubergine, Potato
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 608kcal
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  • 2 aubergines
  • 5 large potatoes

Minced meat sauce

  • 700 g minced beef pork or lamb
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 dl pureed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 bay leaves
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cheese sauce

  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 l whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g grated cheese emmental or gouda


  • Peel and chop the onions. Sauté them in a pan with a generous amount of olive oil. Cut the minced meat even finer and fry it in the pan. Add the other ingredients for the minced meat sauce and cook until it thickens. Season generously.
  • Put the butter and wheat flour in a saucepan. Heat and stir until smooth paste but be careful not to brown them. Pour in the milk and bring to a boil stirring all the time. Remove from the heat and whisk in the grated cheese and eggs. Leave the cheese sauce to cool.
  • Peel and slice the potatoes. Wash the aubergines well and slice them into one centimeter discs. Preheat oven to full.
  • Place half of the aubergines and potatoes on the bottom of the oven proofed baking dish. The next layer will be minced meat sauce and top it with more potatoes and aubergines. Pour the cheese sauce over the whole thing.
  • Set the oven temperature to 160C and bake the Moussaka for at least 1 1/2 hours. Let the moussaka rest after oven for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 1403mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 703IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 411mg | Iron: 4mg
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Last Updated on June 11, 2022 by Flavorado

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