Thursday, 27 September 2012


Inspired by  the classic Greek dish Moussaka and also as a way to use up courgettes from the garden this recipe was born. Its a delicious easy family dish which is pimped by the addition of some delicious chutney I received to review from FATJAX chutneys, which delivers a fresher flavour layer to the base bolognaise sauce.

  • Low fat ground minced steak
  • Onion - finely chopped
  • Garlic
  • Mixed herbs
  • Beef stock and /or wine
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • 1/2 jar of FATJAX Mediterrean vegetable chutney.
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • 2 large courgettes, sliced using a potato peeler
  • Potatoes , sliced and parboiled
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fry off the onion in a little oil , then the garlic, then add the minced steak and cook until coloured
  • Now add the beef stock, wine, tomato puree, chutney, tomatoes and mixed herbs, Stir and add a splash of balsamic vinegar.
  • Cook on a gentle simmer until the the mince is cooked and the vegetables softened
  • Keep cooking until the suace is reduced and taste for seasoning
  • Meanwhile make cooked off the courgette ribbons in a little oil in a seperate frying pan
  • Once the courgette is softened, put the bolognaise sauce in the bottom of your chosen dish, top with the courgette ribbon and parboiled potato slices
  • Now make a roux sauce, using the butter, flour and milk, season to taste
  • Pour this on top of the potatoes
  • Sprinkle the dish with grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 170c until golden and bubbling, about 30 minutes or so
  • Delicious served with a dressed green salad.

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