Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

Not as difficult as it may sound, this dish has it all: meat, vegetables and dairy. A tasty main dish that's good and good for you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix in bowl the ground lamb or beef, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper.
  2. In separate bowl, stir until blended the broth, tomato paste and sour cream.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Place Dutch oven over high heat 3 minutes until very hot.
  5. Add 1 Tbsp.
  6. olive oil.
  7. Coat bottom.
  8. Add meat mixture and stir-fry, breaking up meat until no longer pink, about 1 minute.
  9. Spoon meat mixture and juices into a large bowl.
  10. Heat 2 more Tbsp.
  11. olive oil in the Dutch oven.
  12. Add eggplant and stir-fry 2-3 minutes until slightly softened.
  13. Add bell pepper.
  14. Stir-fry 1 minute until pepper is crisp-tender and eggplant is crisp-tender.
  15. Add to bowl with meat mixture.
  16. Add frozen onion and green peas to Dutch oven.
  17. Stir-fry 1 minute until thawed.
  18. Add broth mixture.
  19. Bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds until mixture thickens.
  20. Return meat and vegetables to pot.
  21. Add the cheese and stir 1 minute until mixture is evenly coated with sauce.
  22. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Very tasty. I had to change the instructions a bit - using slices of Eggplant didn't work, so I ended up cutting them into quarters. I didn't have tomato paste, but a tomato so I ended up adding that to the Eggplant, with raw onion and gradually adding everything else back in. I sub'd yogurt for sour cream, but it turned out very tasty. Thanks!

Transplanted English Rose November 13, 2009

My husband and I both enjoyed this. It was quick to make and even tasted good the following day, reheated. I dislike oregano so I added dried pasley instead and it came out good. Authentic moussaka is very labour intensive so this is a nice alternative.

Mrs.Habu July 10, 2005

I enjoyed it. But when I cooked it the second time Instead of sour cream I used a soft cream-cheese.And I used peanut oil instead of olive. It just change's the taste a we bit.....PT.

Chef Kiwi Pom. March 16, 2005