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Amazing Moussaka

 

Amazing Moussaka recipe
49

Yield

16

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

1⅓

Ready

1⅔

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup onions
finely chopped
2 pounds ground beef, lean
or lamb
1 ½ pounds tomatoes
peeled, sliced
¼ cup parsley leaves
chopped
6 ounces tomato paste
salt and black pepper
*
vegetable oil
*
all-purpose flour
*
2 large eggplant
peeled, sliced
*
2 potatoes
peeled, sliced
*
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
hot
4 large eggs
slightly beaten
1 cup Parmesan cheese
grated, or mizithra
1 dash nutmeg
*
salt and black pepper
*

Directions

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet.

Sauté onion until soft.

Add beef ½ pound at a time and cook in batches until brown.

Add tomatoes, parsley and tomato paste.

Cook 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Set aside. Heat oil in large frying pan. Flour eggplant lightly.

Sauté eggplant on both sides in hot oil until golden. Fry potatoes in same skillet, using additional oil if necessary.

Set aside.

Melt 1 cup butter in medium saucepan.

Add 1 cup flour slowly, stirring to form smooth paste.

Gradually add hot milk, stirring over low heat until thick and smooth.

Mix in eggs and cheese; cook 1 minute.

Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

In a 2-quart baking dish , arrange in alternating layers: potatoes, ½ meat sauce, ½ eggplant, ½ meat sauce, remaining eggplant.

Pour cheese sauce over top.

Bake until golden, about 50 to 60 minutes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 225g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 39552% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 18% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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