Recipe by USA WEEKEND Pam Anderson
"One nice feature of this dish is that you can cook and bake the pie in the same skillet."
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olive oil, divided
onions, cut into medium dice
3 large cloves
lean ground beef or turkey
canned crushed tomatoes
dark or golden raisins
eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
Salt and pepper
1 (24 ounce) package
refrigerated mashed potatoes, warmed in the microwave according to instructions
large egg, beaten
My family liked this one but because I wasn't up on how to handle eggplant ie:salt and drain it first. It was more liquidy than it should have been. Needed a little more instruction for the novice, good flavor tho.
WE loved this. My husband thought he liked it even better than regular Moussaka. I only deviated from the recipe because he had bought "italian seasoned ground turkey" instead of regular. It was just right. I used the steam in bag mashed potatoes (12 oz) and it worked great.
This was absolutely wonderful. I used fresh mashed potatoes (about 7 medium) and fresh diced tomatoes (5 medium) and left out the raisins. Needed a fair bit of salt, and put in some Montreal chicken spice as well - phenom.
I really enjoyed this recipe! I love comfort foods; and since I cannot have dairy, this was a great one. I used 1/2 pound of beef (it's all that I had) and an entire eggplant which covered a 9x13 pan fine. I used instant potatoes and added some butter to the potatoes when finished. The recipe says 1 hour 25 minutes til ready; but mine was ready much quicker. I'd say all in all 50 minutes from prep to eating. You could even do the meat base (minus the eggplant and mashed potatoes) in the AM or crock-pot and put it together at dinner.
I used left over turkey meat rather than ground turkey. At the last minute, I couldn't find where I put the raisins, so I left them out. I also couldn't resist adding cheese on top of the potato.
The family devoured this one!
This is such a great one dish recipe! My husband is raving and even my 18 month old daughter ate it! We used Italian seasoned ground turkey and followed the recipe. I also made garlic mashed potatoes instead of regular. I did forget to add teh egg to the potatoes, but we didn't miss it. Loved it!
Simple, tasty, and mild. I added fresh mozzarella between layers (moussaka is the Greek's equivalent of lasagna) and it was fabulous!
I've never had regular moussaka so not sure how it was supposed to taste. To me, not a sophisticated palate, it tasted alittle bland and greasy. I used ground beef and ground venison (cause that's what I had on hand). In the future, I'd brown the meat first, drain off the grease and then add to the onions/garlic as the recipe called for. I added just a touch of hot sauce to give this alittle kick. I served it over Chinese Cabbage, very hot, to wilt the cabbage and that is what made it good. The cinnamon, clove and raisins make for an interesting flavor. None of which overwhelmed the dish. I liked it alot.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Moussaka Cottage Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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