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Gordon Ramsay Moussaka

Gordon Ramsay’s Moussaka is a layered dish made with beef mince, aubergines, tomato sauce, and bechamel, flavored with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It takes about 3 hours to make and serves 6 people.

💗 Why You’ll Love This Moussaka Recipe

  • Rich Flavors: The combination of beef mince, aubergines, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg create a deep, satisfying taste.
  • Creamy Bechamel: The bechamel sauce adds a luxurious, creamy texture that complements the meaty layers.
  • Meal Prep Friendly: The dish can be made in advance and reheated, making it convenient for busy schedules.

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay Moussaka?

Gordon Ramsay’s Moussaka is a Greek casserole with layers of fried aubergines, spiced beef mince, and creamy bechamel sauce, all topped with Parmesan cheese and baked for a delicious Mediterranean delight.

Gordon Ramsay Moussaka
Gordon Ramsay Moussaka

📜 Moussaka Recipe Gordon Ramsay Ingredients

For Aubergines

  • 5 large Aubergines (cut into 1 inch slices)
  • 2 tablespoon Sunflower Oil (for frying)

For Bechamel Sauce

  • 100 g Butter
  • 1 liter Milk
  • 500 g Greek Yogurt
  • 100 g Plain Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

For Ragu

  • 2 kg Beef Mince
  • 100 g Onion (diced)
  • 100 g Celery (diced)
  • 200 g Tomato Sauce
  • 50 g Tomato Puree
  • 1 cup Red Wine
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • 3 Star Anise Berries
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

For Moussaka

  • 1 ½ cups Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for drizzling)

👩‍🍳 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Moussaka

For Aubergines

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry aubergine slices until they turn brown on both sides.
  • Place the fried aubergine on a plate.
  • Soak up excess oil with a paper towel.

For The Bechamel Sauce

  • In a pan, add milk, pepper, and nutmeg. Heat it.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour. Stir and cook for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the heated milk and stir until it thickens.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Add Greek yogurt and mix well.

For The Ragu

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Cook onions, garlic, and celery until onions are translucent.
  • Add beef and cook on high heat until it turns brown.
  • Deglaze with a bit of red wine.
  • Add bay leaves, star anise berries, and a cinnamon stick.
  • Mix in tomato puree and tomato paste, and stir.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on low heat for about 2 hours.

For Assembling

  • Drizzle olive oil in a deep baking dish.
  • Add a few spoonfuls of bechamel sauce to the dish.
  • Create the base layer with two layers of fried aubergines and top them with parmesan cheese.
  • Pour a generous amount of ragu over the aubergines and again top it with parmesan.
  • Finish with a layer of bechamel sauce and a parmesan topping.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake at 180℃ for 30 minutes.
  • Take it out, slice, and serve.

💭 Recipe Tips 

  • To get even cooking, try to make the eggplant slices as even as possible when you cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  • When you fry eggplant slices, don’t place too many in the pan at once. In order to make sure they cook evenly, you may need to fry them in groups.
  • For the moussaka not to get too sticky, it’s important to use a paper towel to soak up any extra oil that comes up after frying the aubergines.
Gordon Ramsay Moussaka
Gordon Ramsay Moussaka

🥗 What To Serve With Moussaka?

Moussaka is best served with a fresh Greek saladwarm pita or garlic bread, and a side of Tzatziki sauce so,this combination balances the rich flavors of the dish with crisp, tangy, and comforting elements.

🎚 How To Store Moussaka?

  • In the fridge: Place the Moussaka in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • In the freezer: Wrap Moussaka tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place it in a freezer-safe container that can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

🥵 How To Reheat Leftover Moussaka?

  • In the oven: Place leftover Moussaka in an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil with reheat for approximately 20-25 minutes at 350°F or until heated through.
  • In the microwave: Transfer leftover Moussaka to a microwave-safe dish and cover with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap and heat on medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through, until thoroughly heated.

FAQ’S

How Do I Thicken The Bechamel Sauce?

To thicken the Bechamel sauce, melt butter in a saucepan, add flour, and stir for about 5-6 minutes until it forms a roux. Then, gradually add the heated milk while stirring continuously.

Can You Substitute the Beef in Moussaka With Another Meat?

Yes, you can substitute the beef in Moussaka with other meats, such as ground lamb, ground pork, or even a combination of meats to suit your taste.

Can I Make Moussaka With a Different Type Of Cheese?

While Parmesan cheese is traditional, you can experiment with different types of cheese like feta, mozzarella, or cheddar for a unique flavor.

How Do I Ensure That The Aubergines Are Cooked Through?

To ensure that the aubergines are cooked through, fry them in the pan until they turn brown on both sides. This pre-cooking step helps soften the aubergines before they go into the oven during the assembly of Moussaka.

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Gordon Ramsay Moussaka Nutrition Fact

  • Calories: 453
  • Total Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 677mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2g
  • Sugars: 7.6g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Potassium: 661.4mg

Moussaka Gordon Ramsay

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time:1 hour 35 minutesCook time:2 hours 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:4 hours 5 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:453 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay’s Moussaka is a layered dish made with beef mince, aubergines, tomato sauce, and bechamel, flavored with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It takes about 3 hours to make and serves 6 people.

Ingredients

    For Aubergines

  • For Bechamel Sauce

  • For Ragu

  • For Moussaka

Instructions

    For Aubergines

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Fry aubergine slices until they turn brown on both sides.
  3. Place the fried aubergine on a plate.
  4. Soak up excess oil with a paper towel.
  5. For The Bechamel Sauce

  6. In a pan, add milk, pepper, and nutmeg. Heat it.
  7. In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour. Stir and cook for about 5-6 minutes.
  8. Add the heated milk and stir until it thickens.
  9. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  10. Let it cool down.
  11. Add Greek yogurt and mix well.
  12. For The Ragu

  13. Heat oil in a pan.
  14. Cook onions, garlic, and celery until onions are translucent.
  15. Add beef and cook on high heat until it turns brown.
  16. Deglaze with a bit of red wine.
  17. Add bay leaves, star anise berries, and a cinnamon stick.
  18. Mix in tomato puree and tomato paste, and stir.
  19. Season with salt and pepper.
  20. Cook on low heat for about 2 hours.
  21. For Assembling

  22. Drizzle olive oil in a deep baking dish.
  23. Add a few spoonfuls of bechamel sauce to the dish.
  24. Create the base layer with two layers of fried aubergines and top them with parmesan cheese.
  25. Pour a generous amount of ragu over the aubergines and again top it with parmesan.
  26. Finish with a layer of bechamel sauce and a parmesan topping.
  27. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake at 180℃ for 30 minutes.

Notes

  • To get even cooking, try to make the eggplant slices as even as possible when you cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  • When you fry eggplant slices, don’t place too many in the pan at once. In order to make sure they cook evenly, you may need to fry them in groups.
  • For the moussaka not to get too sticky, it’s important to use a paper towel to soak up any extra oil that comes up after frying the aubergines.
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