Cheat’s moussaka

Cheat's moussaka

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious
  • 25 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • Woolworths Paul Cluver Cabernet Franc 2014


  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 500 g Woolworths free-range beef mince
  • 1 x 400 g Woolworths Easy to Cook Mediterranean tomato cook-in sauce sachet
  • 3 sprigs oregano (or 2 t dried)
  • 2 t smoked paprika
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 brinjals, sliced lengthways
  • 1 x 400 g Woolworths fresh cheese sauce sachet
  • 200 g mozzarella
  • Woolworths crimson microherbs, to garnish

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Soften the onion and garlic in the olive oil over a low heat for 5 minutes. Increase the heat, add the mince and brown for 5 minutes.

Stir in the cook-in sauce, oregano, paprika and seasoning and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and remove from the heat.

Pan-fry the brinjal in a dry pan on both sides until slightly charred, then remove from the pan and season. Layer the brinjals, Bolognese sauce and cheese sauce in an ovenproof dish. Top with torn mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbling and golden. Garnish with microherbs.


Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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