Meaty Moussaka Recipe

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Submitted by i_have_spoken13

Makes 4 servings



Rachael Ray recipe, September 2007

Recipe Ingredients for Meaty Moussaka

4 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 pounds beef, ground
2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
8 ounces tomato sauce
2 eggs
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk, whole
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese

Recipe Directions for Meaty Moussaka

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onion and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the beef and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Add the tomato sauce and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish and set aside.

  6. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs and set aside.

  7. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespooons butter over medium-high heat.

  8. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking often, until the mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds.

  9. Slowly whisk in the milk until thickened.

  10. Lower the heat to medium and stir in the cream cheese and ricota; season with salt and pepper.

  11. Whisk one-quarter of the cheese sauce into the reserved eggs until smooth.

  12. Whisk the egg mixture into the cheese sauce in the saucepan.

  13. Pour the sauce over the meat in the baking dish and spread evenly.

  14. Bake until the top is lightly browned and firm to the touch, 40 to 45 minutes.

  15. Let cook for 10 minutes; cut into squares to serve.

Categories

Beef, Cheese, Dairy, Eggs, Main Dish, Greek, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 406.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
662
Calories from Fat
343
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
38.1g
59%
Saturated Fat
20.7g
103%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
321mg
107%
Sodium
671mg
28%
Potassium
1107mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
14.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
63.6g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 24% Iron 42%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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