Simple Moussaka Recipe

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


Submitted by nocalbbw

Makes 12 servings



Delicious and easy Moussaka. Can substitute beef for the lamb.

Recipe Ingredients for Simple Moussaka

1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground lamb
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 large eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, sliced into thin rounds

Recipe Directions for Simple 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. Preheat oven to 350F.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Butter 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

Beef, Main Dish, Greek, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 242.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
329
Calories from Fat
161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.9g
28%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
428mg
18%
Potassium
603mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
9.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
29.2g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 17% Iron 18%
* 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 saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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