Remembering The Recipes My Mum Used To Make – Moussaka With Courgettes

Moussaka is a traditional for my family dish. Moussaka is usually made with potatoes, and sometimes other vegetables like aubergines (eggplants) and/or courgettes, and minced meat.

It is a dish you can serve both in the cold winter evenings and in the warm lazy lunch time.

I am presenting today an easy moussaka recipe that I like to prepare for my family. It might not be exactly what most of the recipes say about preparing the traditional moussaka, but I like it better this way.

Usually, moussaka is made with a top layer made from mixture of eggs, yoghurt and flour. But I prefer it when there is no top layer and the dish is more juicy.

You can always add other vegetables you like when preparing moussaka, there are recipes using not only potatoes, but aubergines, courgettes, cabbage, peppers, etc. You can make the dish layered or just stir all the ingredients together, it doesn’t matter as it would still taste amazing.

Enjoy this easy to make moussaka recipe.

My Favourite Moussaka With Courgettes Moussaka

Ingredients:

  • 500-600gr minced meat (I used beef and pork minced meat)

  • 700gr potatoes

  • 3-4 courgettes

  • 2 cans tomatoes

  • 2 onions, cut in small pieces

  • 2-3 garlic gloves

  • seasoning – salt, black pepper, paprika, parsley

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3-4tbsp oil

Preparation:

  1. Cut the vegetables (potatoes and courgettes) in cubes

  2. Prepare the sauce by frying the onion in the oil, then add the garlic and the minced meat and fry stirring regularly until it changes its colour. Add the tomatoes and season (use salt, more black pepper, paprika, parsley as well as any other condiment you like to add in the minced meat). Cook until the sauce starts to thicken, but let it have some liquid

  3. In a cooking tray add the vegetables and the minced meat sauce and mix well.

  4. Beat the eggs and mix with the milk, pour the egg mixture in the tray and combine it with the other ingredients by stirring

  5. Bake in the oven at 200°C for 45 minutes or until it gets golden baked on top

Serve this dish with a fresh tomato salad.

2 Comments

  1. PowerParadise

    Good Afternoon, EllieEille. I love your blog title Eat, Play,and Love. I seen some outstanding recipes on your website and all is done with love. The images are good and the meals look delicious lamb is one of my favorites. The dish from your home land Moussaka looks really good I am going to try it. I like your website and nicely done.

    Warm Regards,
    Iris&Sam; Richardson

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      Thank you for the kind words. Itturns out it is very difficult to run a blog with small children, but I hope I could be useful to other busy parents.

      Hope you like this recipe when you try it.

      Have a lovely day.

      Ellie

      Reply

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