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Classic Moussaka

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For moussaka
  Ground beef 500 Gram, minced
  Chopped tomatoes 8 Ounce (A Tin)
  Egg plant 1 (Aubergine)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, diced
  Red wine 60 Milliliter (A Quarter Glass)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Kefalotyri/Parmesan / cheddar cheese 3 Tablespoon, grated (For Final Topping)
  Breadcrumbs 2 Tablespoon (For Topping And Base)
For bechamel sauce
  Butter 40 Gram
  Flour 60 Gram
  Milk 200 Milliliter
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Kefalotyri/Parmesan / cheddar 18 Gram, grated
  Egg yolks 2

Melt butter in a pan and remove from heat, gradually adding the flour and stirring until you obtain a very thick consistency.

Return pan to the heat and gradually add all the milk stirring vigorously until all lumps have dissolved.

Add the cheese and the egg yolks and simmer gently on a low heat for up to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened.

Once this sauce has thickened, it will be the final topping on the Moussaka.

Fresh Breadcrumbs (optional):

Use ready made breadcrumbs or you can easily make your own breadcrumbs using fresh bread.
Simply dry out two slices of white bread in the oven for 15 minutes at 100 c (212 F).
Break into small pieces and blend down to breadcrumbs.
If you do not own a blender, place pieces of broken bread in a kitchen bag and bash with a rolling pin.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Greek Eggplant with Meat Filling
In a mood for some classic Mediterranean food. Try this classic moussaka.An eggplant based dish which is very filling and highly nutritious. This casserole based dish is prepared by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling and topped with a rich creamy sauce. This video makes the dish look so easy yet delicious. Try it to get that authentic restaurant type taste at home.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 702 Calories from Fat 442

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.3%

Saturated Fat 21.3 g106.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 217.8 mg72.6%

Sodium 485.3 mg20.2%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g11.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.1%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 31 g62.4%

Vitamin A 23.3% Vitamin C 26%

Calcium 19% Iron 19.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Moussaka Recipe Video, Greek Eggplant With Meat Filling