Recipe by Tina Marie
"This Greek dish is fantastic served with any kind of potatoes as a main dish or makes a great appetizer as well. Guaranteed to be a hit with guests!"
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eggplant, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley
egg yolk, beaten
I changed it a little--added some cinnamon, as that is typically Greek, and used ground turkey rather than veal. I "baked" it in a slow-cooker, since I was going to be out for awhile. It turned out wonderfully!! My husband said, "If you promise to make this, I won't wince when I see you buying an eggplant."
I am only giving 1 star, because that is the least I can give. If you decide to make this, don't slice the eggplant too thin, or else it tears when taking it off the baking sheet. Also, the meat filling was very greasy. Just all around not a good combo of ingredients. I love Moussaka when it is made correctly and this is not the way to make it.
It is an amazing dish! I cooked it once and now it became my husband's favorite! Can't believe someone gave it only one star! Eggplant must be cut not thinner than a quarter inch. If the meat filling has an access of grease, I usually would slightly drain it before i put it in the baking dish. All my friends who tried it loved this moussaka and asked for a recipe!
Very good! Don't leave out the feta - it's what really makes the dish.
Super good recipe, although I did make some changes. I used ground lamb instead of ground veal because I love lamb and thought it might be more traditional. I agree with some of the other reviewers that it is important to remove grease after browning meat, double the tomato paste and use more beef broth to keep meat moist during the simmer time. Also the Bechamel sauce needs to be seasoned with salt and pepper. Other than that it is a keeper, my husband loved it and I will make it again.
Used ground turley instead of veal. Doubled the tomato paste and parsley, and added some more beef broth. excellent! Truly excellent, even though we tried our best to screw it up by accidentally overbaking the eggplant. Came out incredibly!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Veal and Eggplant Moussaka
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 247
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