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Moussaka

Moussaka is a simple and delicious dish.  It includes egg plant, minced lamb and baked in a wonderful white sauce.

 

 

Moussaka

Cuisine: Greece

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

1 lb Minced Lamb

1 Egg Plant

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion, sliced thin

2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped

2 Tbs Tomato Paste

4 oz Red Wine

1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 Tbs Chopped Fresh Parsley

  • "Topping Sauce"

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Sprinkle the eggplant slices with salt and put them in a colander.

3. Place a plate on top and put a heavy weight on top and leave for 30 minutes

4. Fry onions and garlic in Olive Oil

5. Add the lamb

6. Sauté the lamb until brown and pour of the fat

7. Mix the tomato paste, wine, cinnamon and parsley

8. Add to pan and mix well

9. Set aside

10. Drain eggplant and pat dry on paper towels

11. Cook eggplant in Olive Oil turning once until golden brown

12. Drain eggplant on paper towels

13. Make up topping

14. Put a layer of eggplant slices in casserole

15. Top the layer with a layer of lamb mixture

16. Repeat with another layer of eggplant and mixture

17. Pour sauce over the meat and eggplant

18. Bake in the Oven for 45 minutes or until the top is brown and fluffy

 

Topping Sauce:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

3 Tbs Olive Oil

3 Tbs Flour

1 cup Milk

1 oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1 Egg

Instructions

1. Melt butter over low heat

2. Blend in flour, salt, and pepper

3. Stir in milk

4. Stir in cheese

5. Cook until thickened

 

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hasti, I love the concept and presentation of your blog, and totally agree with your philosophy. There was a time in our lives where Terri and I spent hours on meal planning and prep, and we enjoyed it. However, at this point in our lives, we want exactly what you discuss in your blog: healthy, tasty, quick and easy meals. This recipe for Moussaka particularly caught my eye. BTW, you have a beautiful blog. ~James

    1. Thank you and I’m glad you like my blog. I hope people find out my recipes useful and enjoyable. 🙂

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