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    Moussaka

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    UmmIbrahim's Note:

    A popular Mediterranean dish. Ingredients can vary, but this is the version I like the best. It includes sliced eggplant and ground beef with a wonderful layer of bachemel sauce on top. It does take some time to prepare, but tastes as good the next day, so can easily be prepared the day before if needed. I hope you enjoy!

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    For the bachemel Sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the slices of eggplant on paper towels, sprinkle lightly with salt, and set aside for 30 minutes to draw out the moisture. Then in a skillet over high heat, heat the oil. Quickly fry the eggplant until browned. Set aside on paper towels to drain.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the ground beef, salt and pepper to taste, onions, and garlic. After the beef is browned, sprinkle in the cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme and parsley. Pour in the tomato sauce and mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, and then stir in beaten egg.
    3. 3
      To make the bechemel sauce, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually pour in the milk, increase the heat to medium high once all the milk is in the pan, bring it close to boiling, but not boiling, keep whisking until thickened. Season with salt, and white pepper. In the last minute of cooking add the fresh thyme and quickly whisk in the beaten egg.
    4. 4
      Arrange a layer of eggplant in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover eggplant with all of the meat mixture, and then sprinkle 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese over the meat. Cover with remaining eggplant, and sprinkle another 1/2 cup of cheese on top. Spread the bechemel sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
    5. 5
      Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees F or until bachemel sauce is nicely browned.
    6. 6
      Bon apetit!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2010

      45

      This was pretty good! For us, the cinnamon and nutmeg were a little strong, so next time, I'll cut those down for us... There is a lot of dishes at the end, but it does look impressive when I was finished! Thanks - I've always wanted to try to make it! Made for ZWT #6

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    • on December 16, 2008

      55

      I made and submitted this dish for a contest at my husbands work. It won second place :) It is a bit time consuming, but so worth it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Moussaka

    Serving Size: 1 (548 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1050.9
     
    Calories from Fat 737
    70%
    Total Fat 81.9 g
    126%
    Saturated Fat 29.8 g
    149%
    Cholesterol 240.4 mg
    80%
    Sodium 909.5 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.0 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 9.4 g
    37%
    Sugars 9.0 g
    36%
    Protein 45.3 g
    90%

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