Potato Casserole with Meat (Patates Moussaka)

Potato Casserole With Meat (patates Moussaka) Recipe

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Sheryl VanderWagen

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@svwagen

Found this in my Greek cookbook and my family says this one is a keeper. Any time they ask for a repeat on a first try dish, I know it was a hit.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
50 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

1
onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1 lb
ground beef
1 can(s)
tomatoes, diced (15 oz)
1
bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
oil
2 1/2 lb
potatoes, peeled and sliced thin

BECHAMEL SAUCE

4 Tbsp
butter
6 Tbsp
flour
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
2 c
milk, heated
2
eggs, beaten
Dash
nutmeg

How to Make Potato Casserole with Meat (Patates Moussaka)

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a skillet, saute ground beef, onion and garlic until lightly brown. Drain off fat.
  • 2Add tomatoes, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  • 3Meanwhile, in another skillet, fry potato slices in oil until crisp/tender.
  • 4In a 9 x 13 greased baking dish, arrange half of the potatoes on the bottom, place the meat and tomato mixture in the middle and top with remaining potatoes.
  • 5Bechamel Sauce: In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add flour, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended.
  • 6Gradually stir in milk, cooking and stirring constantly until thick and smooth.
  • 7Beat eggs until frothy. Gradually add 1 cup of the cream sauce to the eggs.
  • 8Pour this egg mixture back into the cream sauce and stir over low heat 1-2 minutes. Until quite thick.
  • 9Pour Bechamel sauce over the casserole, sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
  • 10Bake uncovered at 350 for 35-45 minutes.

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About Potato Casserole with Meat (Patates Moussaka)

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles