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Moussaka

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Ingredients
  Bread slice 1
  American cheese 2 Ounce
  Eggplants 2 Pound, peeled (2 Medium Sized)
  Onions 2 Medium, quartered
  Parsley sprigs 8 , stems removed
  Boneless beef chuck 1 Pound, gristle and excess fat removed
  Dry red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Insert shredding disk in work bowl.
Fold the slice of bread in half; shred.
Remove and set aside.
Shred cheese; remove and set aside.
In-sertthe slicing disk in work bowl.
Cut eggplants into pieces to fit feed tube; slice.
Transfer to another dish; sprinkle with a little salt and set aside.
Place steel blade in work bowl.
Add onions and parsley; process till coarsely chopped.
Remove and set aside.
Reinsert steel blade in work bowl.
Cut meat into 1-inch pieces; add half of the meat to work bowl.
Process with on/off turns till chopped; transfer to large skillet.
Repeat with remaining meat; add to skillet.
Add onion mixture.
Cook till browned; dram off excess fat.
Stir in wine, water, tomato paste, 1 teaspoon salt, and dash pepper.
Simmer about 4 minutes or till liquid is nearly evaporated; cool slightly.
Stir in half of the bread, half the cheese, 2 eggs, and the cinnamon; set aside.
For sauce, in saucepan melt the butter or margarine; stir in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and dash pepper.
Add milk all at once; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Stir half of the hot mixture into the 1 beaten egg; return all to saucepan.
Cook and stir over low heat 2 minutes; set aside.
Brown eggplant slices in a little hot oil.
Sprinkle bottom of a 12x7 1/2x2-inch baking dish with remaining bread.
Cover with half the eggplant; spoon on the meat mixture.
Arrange remaining eggplant slices atop; pour sauce over all.
Bake, uncovered, in 350° oven about 45 minutes or till set.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer to melt cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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