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Shortcut Moussaka Recipe

Looking for an easy Shortcut Moussaka recipe? Learn how to make Shortcut Moussaka using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hma12

Makes 12 servings



Shortcut moussaka from epicurious.com

Recipe Ingredients for Shortcut Moussaka

1/4 cup olive oil
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
15 ounce tomato sauce
3/4 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 eggplant

Recipe Directions for Shortcut Moussaka

  1. Heat olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and chopped onion and cook until beef is brown, breaking up beef with fork, about 15 minutes. Mix in tomato sauce, red wine, parsley, crumbled oregano and ground cinnamon. Simmer until mixture thickens and is almost dry, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover tightly and refrigerate.)

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually add milk, whisking until smooth. Boil until thick, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Beat eggs in small bowl to blend. Whisk small amount of milk mixture into eggs. Return mixture to saucepan. Bring to boil, whisking constantly. Remove custard from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Season custard to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Butter 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Arrange half of eggplant in bottom of dish. Season with salt and pepper. Spread meat mixture over. Top with remaining eggplant. Pour hot custard cheese sauce over eggplant. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Cover loosely with foil and bake 1 hour. Uncover and continue baking until golden and bubbling on edges, about 10 minutes longer. Cool 10 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 242.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
331
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.5g
27%
Saturated Fat
6.5g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
427mg
18%
Potassium
622mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
10.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
30.1g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 17% Iron 20%
* 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
C
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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