Carotino Moussaka

 

This classic Greek dish lends itself wonderfully to using Carotino Healthier Cooking Oil instead of the usual olive oil. It’s another great example of how everyday recipes and old favourites can be made healthier by using vitamin-rich Carotino Oil. Try this for the traditional taste of moussaka with a healthy twist!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Carotino Healthier Oil

675g lamb mince

1 large sliced aubergine

2 x 400g of chopped tomatoes

1 lamb stock cube

1 large onion, chopped

2 large potatoes, halved

115g Cheddar cheese, grated

150ml single cream

2 tablespoons chopped oregano

45ml tomato puree

Salt and pepper to season

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180º degrees C/Gas Mark 4. Pour the Carotino Healthier Cooking Oil into a frying pan and add the chopped onions and oregano. Fry over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the onions have softened.

 

Add the lamb and cook for around 10 minutes until the meat is browned. In the meantime, grill the sliced aubergine for around 5 minutes, turning once or twice so they are evenly cooked on both sides. Put on one side till later. Stir the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree into the meat mix before adding the stock cube and salt and pepper. Stir well until fully mixed together and simmer for around 15 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, cook the potatoes for around 10 minutes until they are just about tender but not too soft. Drain the potatoes and then cut into slices. Layer the mince and the sliced aubergines in a medium sized oven proof dish. Add the layer of potatoes at the top. Mix the grated cheese together with the cream and pour on top of the other ingredients. Cook for around 50 minutes until golden brown on the top and serve with an optional side salad.

Serves 4-6