Moussaka

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 30 minutes
  • 6 servings
  • A recipe from the cuisine, also allowed in a diet

How about a traditional, hearty, and yummy moussaka? Try this insanely good recipe. Flavor the ground beef with cinnamon and clove. Then place it on a bed of delicious veggies. Top everything with a Parmesan sauce and bake them to perfection.

Ingredients Needed for Moussaka


For the veggie mixture:

1 zucchini, sliced
1 eggplant, sliced
2 medium potatoes, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
salt
pepper
vegetable oil
1 fresh thyme sprig, chopped

For the ground beef:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 small red onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
salt
pepper
1 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 cup canned tomatoes
½ cup tomato sauce

For the white sauce:

2 ounces of butter
⅔ cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup parmesan, grated
2 yolks

How to Cook Moussaka

  1. For the veggie mixture:

    Add the zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, and red onion to a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with vegetable oil, sprinkle the thyme, and roast for 20 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.

  2. For the ground beef:

    Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over low heat, then add the garlic and onion. Cook and stir until tender,

  3. Turn the heat to medium-low. Add the ground beef, give it a good stir, and cook it until browned. Season with salt and pepper, add the cloves, cinnamon, canned tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Cook and stir for 1 minute, then set aside.
  4. For the For the white sauce:

    Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat, then add the flour.

  5. Start adding the milk at intervals while continuously stirring. Stir until you have a smooth mixture.
  6. Add the parmesan and yolks and continue to stir until smooth.
  7. Cooking the final dish:

    Add the parmesan mixture to the cooked ground beef skillet and mix.

  8. Add the vegetable oil to a 10 x 5 x 2 inch (24 x 13 x 5 cm) baking dish and spread it using a kitchen brush.
  9. Add the cooked vegetables, then evenly layer the cooked ground beef. Top with the Parmesan sauce and spread it evenly. Bake for 30 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C. Optionally, you can serve it with some sour cream.

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