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Moussaka

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Ingredients
  Eggplants 2 Pound (2 Medium)
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground lamb 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato paste 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Snipped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Dash
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2 , beaten
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cooking oil 4 Tablespoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

Peel eggplants; cut crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick slices.
Sprinkle slices with a little salt; set aside.
In skillet cook ground beef, ground lamb, and onion till meat is browned and onion is tender.
Drain off fat.
Stir in tomato paste, parsley, red wine, and water.
Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes; cool.
Stir in the 2 eggs, the 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, the 1/4 cup bread crumbs, the teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and the 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Set aside.In medium saucepan melt the 1/4 cup butter or margarine.
Stir in flour, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and dash pepper.
Add milk all at once; cook and stir till mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks; return to remaining hot mixture in saucepan.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat; gradually stir in lemon juice.
Set aside.
In large skillet brown eggplant slices in a little hot oil, about 11/2 minutes on each side.
Drain on paper toweling.
Sprinkle bottom of a greased 12x71/2x2-inch baking dish with 2 tablespoons of the remaining bread crumbs.
Layer with half of the eggplant.
Spread with meat mixture; top with the remaining eggplant.
Pour milk mixture over all.
Cover and bake in 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, the 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine; sprinkle atop casserole.
Bake about 15 minutes more.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Better Buy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Servings: 
6

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