This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Extra Easy - 1 HEa and 0.5 syns per serving
Original/SP - 1 HEa and 0.5 syns per serving
WW Smart Points - 7 per serving
*suitable for freezing
2 large aubergines (eggplant), sliced thinly lengthways
500g (17.5oz) of extra lean ground beef (or if you use lean ground lamb be sure to adjust syn value)
1 large onion chopped finely
1 carrot chopped
4 cloves of garlic
1.5 cups (360ml) of passata (or crushed tomatoes)
1 tablespoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
2 tablespoons of tomato puree (paste)
splash of balsamic vinegar
1.5 cups (340ml) of beef stock
1 tsp of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of sukrin: gold - or use a sweetener of choice
for the cheese sauce:
2 cups of 2% milk - 2 HEa's
2 tbs of cornstarch - 3 syns
90g of parmesan - 3 HEa's
50g of mozzarella - 1 x HEa
salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 180c/350f
Place slices of aubergine on a large baking sheet and spray with spray oil, bake until softened and golden. Set aside.
Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil.
Add the meat, onion, garlic and carrot and fry till meat is browned and veg is softened.Add the herbs, spices, passata, tomato puree, sukrin (sweetener), stock and splash of balsamic vinegar. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 30 mins.Add half the meat mixture to a large oven proof dish.
Layer with half of the aubergine (eggplant)
Add the rest of the meat and then a final layer of the aubergine (eggplant).
Add the milk to a small saucepan and heat gently
Mix the cornstarch with a little water to make a slurry and stir this into the milk stirring until thickened.
Stir in 30g of the parmesan until melted, remove from heat and quickly whisk in the egg to prevent curdling.
Pour over the top of the layers of aubergine (eggplant) and meats and then top with the remaining parmesan and mozzarella.
Bake in a preheat oven 180c/350f (gas mark 4) for approx 45-50 mins until the cheese on top is melted and golden.
Slice into servings and Enjoy!!
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Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat12.2 g
Saturated Fat6.4 g
Total Carbohydrates27.6 g
Dietary Fiber6.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at https://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/moussaka