Moussaka

1
Rachel Burbank

By
@rmburbank

Got this from a Greek festival

Rating:
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Ingredients

1/4 c
olive oil
1 c
finely chopped onion
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 lb
ground beef
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
1/2 c
water
1 Tbsp
butter
1/4 tsp
finely chopped parsley
1 stick
cinnamon
3/4 c
red wine
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 medium
eggplants
3
egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 c
oil & salt/pepper (for eggplant preparation)

BECHAMEL SAUCE

1/2 c
butter
2 c
warm milk
3
egg yolks
1/4 c
fine bread crumbs
1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
parmesan cheese, grated

Step-By-Step

1In large skillet, heat oil and butter; saute onion until golden. Add parsley, garlic, beef, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Cook until meat is lightly browned. Stir together wine and tomato paste; blend into meat mixture. Add water and simmer 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Cool. Blend beaten egg whites into cooled meat, set aside.
2Slice eggplant and brush each side with oil. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper. Broil, turning once, until golden brown on both sides.
3BECHAMEL- In medium sauce pan melt butter over low heat; blend flour until smooth. Gradually blend in milk. Add salt. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat. Gradually beat egg yolks into sauce. Add cheese and set aside.
4Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over bottom of pan(8x8x2). Arrange a layer of eggplant slices; cover entire surface with half meat mixture. Arrange another layer of eggplant and remaining meat mixture. Top with remaining eggplant. Pour bechamel sauce over all. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until top is golden brown. Cool slightly. Cut into squares and serve.

About Moussaka

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes