Moussaka Tumble
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35-40 mins
A tradtional taverna favourite, but faster and easier thanks to our foodie expert Sorrel. High welfare beef mince and golden fried aubergines are cooked together in an oregano spiked tomato sauce, then topped with feta and grilled.
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729 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 400g bag of potatoes
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 250g pack of beef mince
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • A 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • A 150g pot of yogurt
  • ½ x 200g pack of feta
  • A 75g bag of sweet salad mix
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
You'll need
  • Pan with a lid
  • Colander
  • Ovenproof frying pan (optional)
  • Heatproof dish
  • A couple of bowls
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Chop the potatoes into 2 cm cubes (no need to peel). Put in a pan and cover with boiling water. Pop on a lid and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5-7 mins till the potatoes are just soft when pierced with a knife. Drain and set aside to dry.

  • 2.

    While the potatoes cook, chop the aubergine into 2 cm cubes. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and grate or crush the garlic.

  • 3.

    Heat a frying pan for 1 min. Add 2 tbsp oil and the aubergine. Stir and cook for 4-5 mins till golden on most sides. Tip into a bowl.

  • 4.

    Keep the pan on the heat and add the beef mince. Cook for 3-4 mins, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps. Add in the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 3 mins till the onion is just glossy.

  • 5.

    Add the aubergine back to the pan with the cooked potatoes. Sprinkle in ½ tsp dried oregano. Stir. Pour in the chopped tomatoes. Half fill the can with warm water and add that too. Season and stir. Cover and simmer for 10 mins till thickened slightly.

  • 6.

    While the mince is cooking, make your topping. Beat 1 egg in a bowl. Tip in the yogurt. Crumble in half the pack of feta. Add ½ tsp dried oregano and season with plenty of black pepper. Mix together. Heat your grill to its highest setting.

  • 7.

    Taste the mince and adjust the seasoning. If your pan isn’t ovenproof, pour the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish. Spoon over the feta and yogurt topping, spreading it to the edges. Pop under the grill for 10 mins till browned and set. Serve on warm plates with a handful of salad leaves.

  • Tip

    Feta is better
    Your leftover feta will keep wrapped in the fridge for a few days. Turn it into pasta salad by tossing with cooked pasta, sliced red onions, olives, chopped tomatoes and a gloss of olive oil. Sprinkle with a little leftover dried oregano to serve.

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