Kittencal's Greek Moussaka
August 09, 2011
Categories: Dinner, Main Dish, Casseroles, Beef, Ground Beef, Vegetables, Eggplant, Greek, Budget-Friendly, Brunch, Christmas, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Game/Sports Day, Ladies Luncheon, Mother's Day, New Years, Potluck, Romantic Dinner, Sunday Dinner, Thanksgiving, Winter, Oven Bake, Canned Tomatoes, Make it from scratch more
"This goes back over 40 years I still make it when I want a great moussaka, it's an easy recipe that produces wonderful results! To release some moisture you may want to “sweat” the eggplant slices first. I have left the cinnamon as optional, I myself do not like it added."
- WHITE SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (377.9 g)
- Calories 578.3
- Total Fat - 38.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 18.5 g
- Cholesterol - 206.2 mg
- Sodium - 1794.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 18.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
- Sugars - 6.5 g
- Protein - 39.6 g
- Calcium - 254.9 mg
- Iron - 4.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 10.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan or a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Peel the eggplants then slice 1/4-inch thick (or a little thicker won’t hurt).
Brush cookie sheet with olive oil.
Coat each side of sliced eggplant with olive oil then season slices with salt and freshly ground pepper (I use seasoned salt for this and use as much pepper as desired).
Place the eggplant slices on cookie sheet; broil under the broiler until brown; turn and broil the other side, brushing with oil if needed; repeat with all eggplant slices.
In the bottom of the prepared baking dish arrange half of the eggplant slices.
In a large skillet cook the beef with until no longer pink; drain fat add in garlic and cinnamon and continue cooking until the beef is browned (this may take about 10-12 minutes)
Add in tomato sauce, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste; pour mixture over eggplant slices.
Arrange the remaining eggplant slices over the beef mixture.
For the white sauce; melt the butter in a saucepan, whisk in flour, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste; gradually stir in the light cream; cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
In a small bowl beat egg then stir in a small amount of the hot sauce, then add egg to sauce mixture mix ing well then mix in Parmesan cheese.
Pour the cheese sauce over mixture in baking dish.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.