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Cheat’s Veggie Moussaka January 2, 2012

Okay so, my New Year’s resolutions to eat healthily and get fit have kicked off with gusto. This is a Weight Watchers recipe from the ‘One Pot Meals Cookbook’. My intention is to cook pots of stuff at the weekend that can be eaten over the course of the week so that I’m not tempted to fall off the wagon. This recipe definately fits the bill. You could replace the quorn mince with beef mince but you know I think the quorn mince is pretty good and it cuts down on the calories and fat content. I have tried other quorn products and I think the mince is about the best of them.

Propoints value per recipe 21

Propoints value per serving 3

Serves 6

 

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

2 large onions, halved and sliced

3 garlic cloves, chopped

400g can chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato puree

400ml vegatable stock

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( I used mixed spice instead, just a matter of preference)

3 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

200g potatoes, peeled, halved and sliced

1 large aubergine, halved and sliced

350g pack Quorn mince

250g low fat fromage frais

1 egg

25g feta light, crumbles

4 tomatoes, sliced

Salt and black pepper

 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180 degrees celsius, fan oven 160 degrees celsius. Heat a lidded flameproof and ovenproof dish, spray with the cooking spray then add the onins and the garlic. Stir well then cover and cook for just under 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a splash of water if they start to stick.

2. Add the canned tomatoes, puree and stock to the dish then stir in the cinnamon or mixed spice, bay leaves and oregano. Stir well then addd the potato and aubergine slices.

3. Cover and leave to simmer for 20 minutes until the aubergine is soft and the potatoes are tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the Quorn.

4. Beat the fromage frais with the egg and the feta cheese and spread over the Quorn mixture. Arrange the fresh tomato slices on top and season. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until the topping is set. ( I have a gas oven and it took about 45 minutes for it to set)

Serve with a side salad

 

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