Moussaka

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May. 12, 2011

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
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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2785Calories from Fat 1549

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 173 g266.5%

Saturated Fat 77 g385%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1095.1 mg

Sodium 3700.7 mg154.19%

Total Carbohydrates 157 g52.4%

Dietary Fiber 41.32 g165%

Sugars 49.4 g

Protein 144 g288.6%

Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 89.7%

Calcium 87.3% Iron 95.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet