Moussaka is a casserole-type dish made by layering potato rounds and ground beef, which are then baked together and finished off with an egg, milk and sour cream topping.
- 1–2 tablespoons oil
- 1 yellow onion (medium, diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 pound ground beef (pork, veal and turkey also work)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 pounds potatoes (peeled and cut into 1/3-inch rounds)
- 3–4 tablespoons oil
- Salt to taste
- 3–4 eggs
- 14 ounces sour cream
- 2–3 ounces milk
- 1–2 tablespoons fresh parsley (minced)
- Heat oil in a deep pan over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook until translucent occasionally stirring.
- Add ground beef and seasonings. Frequently stirring brown the meat lightly. Remove from heat.
- Heat oven to 450°f/ 230°c. In a larger bowl mix potatoes, oil and salt. Mix well with your hands until all potatoes are covered.
- Evenly layer roughly 1/3 of potato rounds into a 9×13 inch pan covering bottom of the pan. Top potatoes with roughly 1/2 of the meat filling and spread evenly. Repeat. Top it off with one more layer of potatoes. (In total you’ll have 3 potato layers and two meat layers in between.)* Place in oven and bake 40 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk topping ingredients until integrated.
- Take the pan out of the oven and pour the topping evenly over moussaka.
- Return moussaka to the oven for additional 20 minutes or until the top gets a golden color.*
- Rest for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Step 4: Moussaka is a forgiving dish, you don’t have to follow the recipe too closely. Layers are only an approximation. Moussaka will turn out fine if you have 4 layers of potatoes and 3 of meat. However 3 layers of potatoes and 2 of meat is the minimum.
Step 5: If at any time moussaka starts to blush too much, cover with foil. You may have to add a few more minutes to baking.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
- Serving Size: 1 of 6
- Calories: 566
- Sugar: 3.6g
- Sodium: 143mg
- Fat: 35.6g
- Saturated Fat: 13.3g
- Carbohydrates: 29.8g
- Fiber: 4.2g
- Protein: 32.1g
- Cholesterol: 207mg
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