Turkish Mince and Potatoes

    55 minutes

    This is a Turkish recipe that is called Musaka (spellings may vary). It's a tasty twist on meat and potatoes.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 5 tablespoons (100ml) olive oil
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
    • 200g tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 2/3 cup (150ml) natural yoghurt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. Heat oil in a frypan over medium heat. Cook the mince until evenly browned. Add the paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir in potatoes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
    3. Stir in the tomatoes and basil. Add enough water to just barely cover. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
    4. Pour mince mixture into 20x30cm baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and yoghurt. Pour and spread evenly over meat mixture.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

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    Great easy meal that allows you to use indreidents you have already in the kitchen. Loved it!!  -  14 Nov 2009


    great recipe- fyi- moussaka is a greek dish  -  14 Feb 2013


    My whole family loved this recipe, the only complaint was that there wasn't enough of it I will definitely be doubling the recipe next time  -  06 Sep 2010