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Maghmour (Lebanese Moussaka)

Maghmour (Lebanese Moussaka)

This Maghmour (Lebanese Moussaka) is a super delicious recipe you can enjoy hot or cold. It’s very famous in the Middle East and can be made with or without meat for a vegetarian option.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lebanese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 1 lb fresh plum tomatoes cubed
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro fresh only
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. 7 spice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 cups baby okra fried
  • 2 medium sized eggplant or 1 large cubed and fried
  • 12 oz. tomato puree sauce
  • 2 tbsps. tomato paste
  • 1/2 green bell pepper cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil


  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil and caramelized the sliced onions.
  • Add the tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Sauté for a few minute and then cover and simmer for about 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
  • Add in the tomato paste, tomato puree sauce, salt, spice and water. Mix well and cover to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tomato sauce from the heat and pour into a baking dish. Place the remainer of the ingredients on top of the sauce, spreading them around evenly as shown in the photo.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake the dish in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and serve if you prefer eating it hot or keep on room temperature to cool down before placing in the fridge for extra cooling.
  • You can store in an air tight container after serving for up to 3 days.


  1. You can add meat or chicken to this dish. Season it would salt and pepper and sear on both sides before baking it in the dish.
  2. Preheat the oven. Turn the oven on while you are making sautéing the veggies. Cooking it in a preheated oven will help it cook through evenly.
  3. Cover the baking dish with foil when you cook it. This will stop the tops of the veggies from browning and getting burnt.
  4. Make it your own! Feel free to add in additional vegetables in this dish that you need to use up. Mushrooms work really well!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.8g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Sodium: 613.2mg | Sugar: 7.2g
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