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Beef Moussaka

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - The authentic flavour of a traditional Greek dish in a simplified version.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef 500 g
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste 15 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley 30 mL
  • 1/2 cup beef stock 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 50 mL
  • 2 eggplants (approx. 6-8" each)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 75 mL
  • 1 package (25 g) Bechamel or white sauce mix
  • 1 cup milk 250 mL

Directions:

Cook onions with ground beef, stirring until browned.

Add tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste, parsley and beef stock and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered.

Stir in 3 tbsp (45 mL) breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce by combining sauce mix with milk and cooking until thickened. Grease 9" (22 cm) square casserole.

Cut eggplants in 3/8" (1 cm) slices.

To assemble moussaka, place a layer of eggplant slices on the bottom, add half of the ground beef mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 Parmesan cheese. Repeat and end with a layer of eggplant. Pour sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and breadcrumbs.

Bake in 350 F (180( C) oven for 45 minutes.

Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes - Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 296 Calories - 21 g Protein - 15 g Fat - 20 g Carbohydrates


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