Moussaka #5 Recipe

Step 1

MEAT SAUCE Melt butter, saute onion, meat & garlic, stirring until brown. Add herbs & spices and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, about 30 min. Just before assembling casserole, mix bread crumbs into sauce.

Step 2

EGGPLANT - Halve eggplants lengthwise. Cut each half across into 1/2" slices. Place slices in bottom of broiler pan. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and brush with butter. Broil 4 inches from heat four minute on each side.

Step 3

CREAM SAUCE -Melt butter & stir in flour, salt & pepper. Add millk gradually. Bring to a boil, stirring until thick. Remove from heat. Beat a small amount of cream mixture into eggs. Blend egg mixture into remaining sauce. Mix well and set aside.

Step 4

TO ASSEMBLE - In a 2 qt. shallow baking dish, layer half of the eggplant, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle w/2 tb of the combined cheeses. Pour meat sauce of eggplant. Sprinkle w/2 more tb of cheese. Layer remaining eggplant over top. Pour cream sauce over all. Sprinkle w/remaining cheeses. Bake @350 until brown and top is set, approx. 35-40 min.

This sounds more complicated than it is, and makes a great party dish, as it is very "forgiving" - eggplant haters won't even know what they're eating!

Things You'll Need

  • 2tb Butter or margarine
  • 1c Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2lb Ground chuck or lamb
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1ts Oregano
  • 1ts Basil or more
  • 3/4ts Cinnamon
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1/8ts Pepper, to taste
  • 16oz Tomato sauce
  • 2tb Dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Eggplants, unpeeled
  • 1/2c Melted butter or margerine
  • 1/8ts Salt & pepper
  • 2tb Butter or margerine
  • 2tb Flour

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