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Lamb & Beef Moussaka

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Ingredients
For filling:
  Ground lamb 1 Pound
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Canned whole tomatoes 16 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 Can)
  Chopped zucchini 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Minced onion 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Dried basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For vegetable:
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Eggplant 1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Instant beef bouillon granules 1 Teaspoon
For topping:
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Dried parsley flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Crumble lamb and beef into 3-qt casserole; cover.
Microwave at High 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink, stirring once.
Drain.
Stir in remaining filling ingredients.
Reduce power to 70% (Medium-High).
Microwave, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes, or until filling is thickened and zucchini is tender, stirring 3 or 4 times during cooking.
Set aside.
In large bowl combine 4 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt.
Add eggplant slices.
Soak 5 minutes.
Drain.
Pat dry with paper towels.
Add hot water and bouillon granules to eggplant in bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave at High 12 to 16 minutes, or until eggplant is tender, rearranging and turning over slices 1 or 2 times.
Divide and arrange eggplant slices in two 8 x 8-in foil-lined baking dishes.
Divide filling between dishes; spread over eggplant.
Set aside.
Place butter in 4-cup measure.
Microwave at High 30 to 45 seconds, or until butter melts.
Stir in cornstarch, parsley, salt and pepper.
Blend in milk.
Microwave at High 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened, stirring after every minute.
Stir small amount of hot mixture into beaten egg.
Return to hot mixture, stirring constantly.
Microwave at High 30 to 45 seconds, or until thick.
Stir in ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
Divide cheese mixture and spread over filling.
Freeze until firm.
Remove from dishes with foil.
Wrap, label and freeze no longer than 1 month.
To serve, unwrap one package and place in 8 x 8-in baking dish.
Shield corners with foil.
Cover with wax paper.
Place dish on saucer.
Microwave at High 5 minutes.
Rotate 1/2 turn.
Reduce power to 50% (Medium).
Microwave 10 minutes.
Remove shields and rotate dish.
Cover with wax paper.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) 27 to 34 minutes, or until center is heated, rotating dish 2 or 3 times.
Let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Sauce
Occasion: 
Wedding
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
18 Minutes
Ready In: 
28 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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