Musaka

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About this recipe: I learned this from my Bulgarian mother in law though it's probably Turkish in origin. The recipe calls for 'chubritsa', a Bulgarian herb that can be difficult to find, so basil can be substituted in its place.

Lisa

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 450g minced beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 180ml passata
  • 1 tablespoon chopped summer savoury (chubritsa)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 200g yoghurt

Method
Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook mince until evenly brown. Season with paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir in potatoes, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in passata, and summer savoury. Add enough water to just barely cover. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Pour meat mixture into 22x33cm / 9x13 in baking dish, and spread evenly. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and yoghurt; pour, and spread evenly over meat mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

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Reviews (2)

Mollysue3775
1

I am sorry. This isnt against you or the recipe. When I did the conversion on the passat it made it 12 tablespoons. Well I only put 6 because I was not sure if that was right. Mine did not come out like your picture. It was not bad but dry. I would like to try it again if we could go over the recipe to make sure the amount were right. Thanks for sharing. - 08 Feb 2011

GemmaSephton
0

Lovely receipe I did make my own version after adding more herbs as in tbsp but did a bigger portion size... I also added aubergine, courgette and onions to it with tinned tomatoes and pinch of nutmeg for the yougut sauce But the sauce is lovely - 11 Apr 2013

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