This is a quick and easy vegetable only dish and would be great if you’re looking for a meat free night or something to serve vegetarian friends. Of course, you could also serve it alongside a juicy steak or lamb chops………..
As this says it’s not a traditional moussaka. Traditional Greek moussaka is made with eggplant and this recipe uses potato in it’s place. I think that using both eggplant and potato would work really well too, but making a traditional mince and tomato base sauce would probably be a lot better than a can of braised steak and onions.
Vegetarian recipes weren’t something Mum would have been looking for on the pages of the Herald Sun. Growing up I can’t remember anyone among our family or friends who didn’t eat meat, so cooking vegetable only dishes just wasn’t necessary. This recipe is on a page Mum kept from the paper that had pork, lamb, sausage and fish casseroles on it, so the recipes were around, they just weren’t something Mum made.
These no real need to put the ingredients in an Oven Bag to cook this dish, you can easily put it all in a casserole dish. Although an Oven Bag does save on the washing up…………
Ingredients: ½ oz flour = 15g, 1oz butter = 30g, 4-6oz sultanas = 125-185g, ½ pint = 300ml wine/stock & marsala/sweet sherry
Back in the 60s, which is around the time this recipe was published, the choice of pork cuts was a lot more limited than it is now. You could buy roast pork and pork chops and not much else. So although this recipe calls for shoulder pork shops you could really use any pork cut you wanted. As it’s pre-metrics you need to convert the 10oz can of soup to 300ml and bake the casserole at 180o.
Most meatloaves I know of are baked in a tin or hand molded into a loaf shape. This is the first time I’ve seen a recipe that steams the loaf in a basin, but trust Mum to have cut out and kept something different. The combination of potato, carrot and onions together with sausage meat and some spices in this recipe should make for a tasty loaf.