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Easy Moussaka Recipe (Balkan Style)

Easy to prepare Moussaka recipe (Balkan style) with potatoes, minced meat and handful of herbs. Covered with special Greek Yogurt sauce, our moussaka recipe is one simple, healthy and delicious dinner idea (especially for large families).
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Eastern, European
Keyword: Moussaka
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Moussaka

  • 4 large yellow potatoes around 500g -750g
  • 1 large onion head diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and minced
  • 1 can 14 ounce/ 400 g chopped tomatoes (or fresh) preferably organic
  • 500 g (half a kilo) minced meat
  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves fresh or dried
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • Water as needed
  • 2 tbsp Summer savory spice optional
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube organic

Sause

  • 3 large eggs
  • 300 g Greek Yogurt plain
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley leaves optional

Instructions

Moussaka

  • Wash, peel and dice potatoes in small cubes. Place in casserole pan  (best if non-stick like this one on Amazon) and add (minced) tomato and bouillon cube. Add water until potatoes are just about covered with liquid and bake in preheated oven until almost cooked (around 25 min in my oven) on 200C/400F.
  • In a soup pan with lid (like this one on amazon) saute in olive oil the minced meat, diced onion, carrots, thyme and savory spice (optional). Add minced meat and cook until meat changes color (almost cooked). Stir frequently to prevent meat sticking in large stacks. Add a little bit of water if needed to prevent burning.
  • Combine both potatoes and minced meat and stir well. Set aside and preapre sauce.

Sause

  • In a large mixing bowl add Greek Yogurt, Eggs and flour and blend until well combined (I use egg whisk or fork). Pour over potatoes and minced meat and bake in the oven until golden (around 20 min in my oven).
  • Sprinkle with diced parsley leaves (optional) and serve with cold Greek Yogurt. 

Notes

 
Please note that some potato types take longer to cook, compared to others. Therefore, your cooking time may vary from mine. For Substitutions, Canned Tomato Tips and more head over recipe.