Cheat’s moussaka

Cheat’s moussaka

Ingredients (6 Servings):

  • 1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 800g beef mince
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 x 400g cans crushed tomatoes
  • 200g tub plain Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • Ground cinnamon, extra
  • Salad leaves and lemon wedges, to serve



  1. Spray eggplant with oil. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook eggplant, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to a chopping board. Roughly chop.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened.
  3. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 6 minutes or until browned.
  4. Add cinnamon and allspice. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  5. Add tomato. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  6. Preheat grill on high. Add eggplant to mince mixture. Stir to combine. Spoon mixture into an 8 cup-capacity ovenproof dish.
  7. Spread yoghurt over mince mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Grill for 3 minutes or until cheese is golden.
  8. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and serve with salad leaves and lemon wedges.
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