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Moussaka

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)

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Moussaka
A delicious dish for eggplant lovers, you can substitute lamb or a mixture of pork and beef. A Greek recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • dash cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

Preparation:

Slice eggplants in 1/2-inch slices. In a large kettle, boil eggplant slices 5 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain in colander or on paper towels. Sprinkle eggplant with 2 teaspoons of salt and place a layer of paper towels on top of the salted slices. Place a heavy casserole or bowl on top of eggplant, pressing down to squeeze out excess water. Arrange half of the eggplant slices in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.

In a large skillet, brown ground beef; drain off excess fat. Add drained tomatoes, breaking up with a spoon. Add tomato sauce, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, and cinnamon. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread meat mixture over the eggplant. Top meat mixture with remaining eggplant slices. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour; remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk; return to heat and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add shredded cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Add a small portion of the mixture to the eggs, beating quickly, then return egg mixture to sauce in saucepan, whisking in quickly. Pour cheese sauce over the all. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes, or until topping is set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. This eggplant recipe serves 6.

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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
More like Hamburger Helper, Member ltcjdc

This recipe does not remotely resemble Moussaka. It is lacking in spices and is essentially tasteless. If you do make this, I recommend cooking covered, like lasagna, for 30 minutes before uncovering and browning. Find another recipe that has more traditional Greek ingredients.

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