Moussaka (Mousaka)

Moussaka (Mousaka)

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Moussaka (or mousaka) is a traditional Greek dish, made of layers of eggplant, ground beef, tomato sauce and baked in a single pan.
Servings: 10
Calories: 730


  • 3 1/2 lb raw minced beef
  • 9 oz chopped onion
  • 3 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 5 floz olive oil
  • 7 oz diced tomato flesh
  • 2 1/2 oz tomato puree
  • 1 lb eggplant
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 3/4 floz jus lie
  • 1 pint Cheese Sauce
  • 3 1/2 oz grated Kefalotiri cheese
  • 3 1/2 oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • seasoning


  • Peel and cut the eggplant into long slices 2.5 cm thick. Place in a colander, sprinkle with salt and allow to stand for 30 minutes. Drain and dry, then lightly fry in some of the oil and reserve.
  • Lightly fry the beef, onion and garlic in the rest of the oil, add the tomato flesh, tomato puree, cinnamon, oregano and seasoning and jus lie. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes until the meat is cooked and appears dry. Remove the cinnamon.
  • Line an oiled and seasoned shallow dish with the eggplant, add the meat and cover with a layer of the eggplant.
  • Mask with the cheese sauce made using Kefalotiri cheese instead of Parmesan, sprinkle with the cheese, breadcrumbs and oil and bake at 200°C for 1 hour until golden brown.
  • When cooked, cut into square or oblong shapes and serve.
Calories: 730 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Protein: 34 g
Fat: 59g
Saturated Fat: 18 g
Trans Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 127 mg
Sodium: 654 mg
Potassium: 701 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 568 IU
Vitamin C: 9 mg
Calcium: 156 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Cuisine Greek
Ingredients Beef
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