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Lentil & lamb moussaka recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Lentil & lamb moussaka Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Lentil & lamb moussaka.

More lentils, less mince is the key to this low-cost family meal.
Serves 6
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion , chopped
1 garlic clove , crushed
1 aubergine , diced
250g lean minced lamb
400g can lentils in water, drained
400g can chopped tomatoes
500g cooked potatoes , diced
2 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp cinnamon
150ml hot vegetable stock
500g tub Greek yogurt
1 egg , beaten


Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook for 3 mins until starting to colour and soften. Add the garlic, aubergine and lamb, then cook for 5-10 mins until the mince is brown and the aubergine is softened.
Stir in the lentils, tomatoes, potatoes, oregano, cinnamon, some seasoning and the stock. Increase the heat and simmer for 10-15 mins until the mixture thickens.
Heat grill to high. Transfer the lentil and lamb mix to an ovenproof dish. Mix the Greek yogurt with the beaten egg, then pour on top of the lentil and lamb mix. Grill for 5 mins until the top is bubbling and golden.

Nutrion per serving:
343 kcalories, protein 20g, carbohydrate 29g, fat 17 g, saturated fat 9g, fibre 6g, sugar 8g, salt 0.59 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011.   

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