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Traditional Athenian Moussaka

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Ingredients
  Eggplant 1 Medium
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fine dry bread crumbs 2 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground nutmeg To Taste
For meat sauce
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lean ground lamb/Beef 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), pressed / finely chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Finely chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For custard topping
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Preheat browning dish 5 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup oil.
Stir to coat bottom of dish.
Add eggplant slices.
MICROWAVE 3 MINUTES on HIGH, or until soft.
Set aside.
Meat Sauce: Add 1 tablespoon oil to browning dish.
Crumble meat into dish and add onion and garlic.
MICROWAVE 3 to 5 MINUTES on HIGH, or until meat is set and onion is transparent.
Drain excess fat.
Add salt, tomato paste, parsley and cinnamon.
Set aside.
Custard Topping: Place butter in 2-quart casserole.
MICROWAVE 30 SECONDS on HIGH, or until melted.
Add flour, stir.
Slowly add milk, stirring to prevent lumping.
Add remaining ingredients.
Set aside.
To assemble Moussaka: Line bottom of 3-quart casserole with half of the eggplant.
Top with half of the meat sauce.
Sprinkle wth 2 teaspoons bread crumbs and 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.
Repeat layers.
Pour custard over layers.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.
MICROWAVE 16 to 18 MINUTES on '8', or until custard is set.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Butter
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 953 Calories from Fat 650

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 73 g112%

Saturated Fat 29.3 g146.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 310.7 mg103.6%

Sodium 1288.4 mg53.7%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.4%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.4%

Sugars 16.2 g

Protein 44 g87.3%

Vitamin A 39.3% Vitamin C 42.4%

Calcium 46.3% Iron 32.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Athenian Moussaka Recipe