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Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka Recipe
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Category : Main
Cooking Time : 60 minutes
Serving : 4
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Prepare the ingredients before making Moussaka in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Moussaka for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Moussaka

  • Moussaka:
  • 2 medium eggplants
  • olive oil (as needed)
  • 500 g minced beef or lamb
  • 2 medium onions peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Moussaka

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 14 steps you must follow to make Moussaka in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • Grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan although you could use a 13 x 9 pan using a smaller pan will result in a thicker casserole.
  • Step 2
  • Peel the eggplants then slice 1/4-inch thick (or a little thicker won't hurt).
  • Step 3
  • Brush cookie sheet with olive oil.
  • Step 4
  • Coat each side of sliced eggplant with olive oil then season slices with salt and freshly ground pepper (I use seasoned salt for this and use as much pepper as desired).
  • Step 5
  • Place the eggplant slices on cookie sheet; broil under the broiler until brown; turn and broil the other side, brushing with oil if needed; repeat with all eggplant slices.
  • Step 6
  • In the bottom of the prepared baking dish arrange half of the eggplant slices.
  • Step 7
  • In a large skillet, combine beef and onions; cook stirring until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are soft; drain fat.
  • Step 8
  • Add in the garlic, tomato sauce, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste; pour mixture over eggplant slices.
  • Step 9
  • Arrange the remaining eggplant slices over the beef mixture.
  • Step 10
  • PREPARE THE CHEESE SAUCE: Melt the butter in a saucepan, whisk in flour, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste; gradually stir in half and half or milk, cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  • Step 11
  • In a small bowl, beat egg; stir in some of the hot sauce, then add egg to sauce mixture, mix well; add in Parmesan cheese, and stir again.
  • Step 12
  • Pour the cheese sauce over mixture in baking dish
  • Step 13
  • Bake in a preheated 180c degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • Step 14
  • Cut into squares.
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