Recipe: Sweet Potato Moussaka

SWEET POTATO MOUSSAKA

This is a classic with a twist. Layers of fragrant lamb sauce, tender sweet potato and a rich white sauce make for a heavenly combination. It's our Sweet Potato Moussaka!

Ingredients

Lamb Sauce

  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small aubergine
  • a few glugs of olive oil
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 glass red wine
  • a splash of Worcestershire Sauce

White Sauce

  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 500 ml milk
  • 50 g Parmesan
  • 2 beaten eggs

Construction

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • a handful fresh mint
  • a handful fresh parsley
  • a small block of feta
Making the Lamb Sauce

Step 1

Making The Lamb Sauce

Peel and finely dice the onion and garlic, then dice the aubergine into cubes. Glug the oil into a large saucepan and chuck in the onion and garlic to soften for 4-5 minutes. Add in the aubergine, mince, chopped rosemary and cinnamon. Let the meat brown and the aubergine cook for 5 minutes. Stir through the tomato purée before pouring in the red wine and the Worcestershire sauce. Heat to a bubble, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Prepping the potatoes

Step 2

Prepping The Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Slice the potatoes lengthways into really thin slices, or do it in a food processor. Lay them out on a baking tray, drizzle with oil salt and pepper, then roast for 10 minutes.

Make a White Sauce

Step 3

Make A White Sauce

Grab another saucepan and melt the butter over a medium heat. Add in the flour and beat over the heat to make a roux. Pour the milk into the pan, a little at a time, stirring continuously to form a smooth sauce. Add the cheese and eggs, beating until the sauce is smooth and silky.

Construct the Mousakka

Step 4

Construct The Mousakka

Spread a layer of mince into the bottom of a baking dish. Lay your baked sweet potato slices over the mince in a single layer. Pour a layer of the white sauce over the mince, then scatter over a bit of feta, fresh mint and parsley. Continue layering until you reach the top of the dish, aiming to finish with a layer of white sauce over potatoes.

Bake and Eat

Step 5

Bake And Eat

Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and golden on top. Rest the moussaka for 10 minutes, then serve!

Comments

nicholawrighty

Tried this tonight, Thumbs up from our household

daryabaykova

Baked veggies served with palačinkas (serbian flatbread)

sandramadelene

An easy potato gratin made with leftovers from a taco night. Really good for a packed lunch! No exact measurements. It all depends on what you fancy and what's in the fridge.

jdspoor

Apologies for the rustic appearance, but I think the flavour will speak for itself. I have been racking my brain for a good black pudding recipe ever since it was announced as a superfood, but here is my contribution to the bandwagon. Hope you enjoy.

peterreynolds

I don't like aubergine so I swapped it for courgette, and replaced the lamb mince with vegetarian mince. This is delicious!

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