Chef´s Choice – Pasta Dishes – Pasta a la Moussaka
Chef´s Choice – Pasta Dishes
Pasta a la Moussaka
500 g penne
- 350g minced lamb
- 250g feta cheese, crumbled
- 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 large aubergine, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp dried oregano
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and aubergine for 2-3 minutes over a high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the lamb mince and garlic to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the lamb is browned.
Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, cinnamon and oregano. Cover and cook for a further 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of slightly salted boiling water following the packet instructions.
Drain, reserving 2-3 tbsp of the pasta water. Stir the penne and reserved pasta water into the lamb mixture, until combined.
Scatter over the feta cheese and serve hot.