almost moussaka

This is a recipe I created because I love lamb, eggplant and moussaka. The problem is that when I make moussaka it is a fairly involved recipe that takes quite a time commitment. Even though the result is delicious, I don’t always want to spend the time. If that is the case, I throw some things together in a what I call my moussaka-like dinner. My recipe is not exact on amounts because it’s not that kind of recipe.

potatoes onions eggplant lamb tomato and spices one dish moussaka

Moussaka-like One Dish Dinner

potatoes, cleaned and cubed

onion, chopped

garlic, sliced thin

eggplant, chopped

ground lamb or cubed lamb meat

salt, pepper, cinnamon, oregano

tinned tomatoes, crushed

Fry potatoes till browned and partially cooked, season with salt and pepper, remove from pan. Soften onion, then add garlic and stir a couple of minutes, add to potatoes.

Season and brown lamb (breaking up big chunks if using ground meat), drain and set aside. Drain pan mostly.

Saute eggplant in remaining drippings until lightly brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add tin of tomatoes, cinnamon and oregano. The cinnamon is important – don’t skimp.

Put onions, garlic and lamb back into pan and simmer for a few minutes.

Add potatoes and simmer till everything is cooked through.

Hope you’ll give this a try, and let me know if you like it!

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