Moussaka recipe – Greek recipes - Mediterranean food
Moussaka recipe is a great dish for dinner! Mediterranean food recipes are always tasty and full of flavor. If you love lasagna and casseroles, this moussaka is definitely one of dinner ideas to try!
dinner, Main Course
Bechamel sauce, eggplant lasagna, Mediterranean food, Moussaka recipe
tomatoes in juice
For Bechamel sauce:
/2.5 cups /27 fl oz
Preheat oven to 390 F / 200 C
Slice eggplants in round shape.
Layer them on a parchment paper in one layer, drizzle with olive oil.
Bake eggplant slices 20 minutes until soft.
To make bechamel sauce (or Mornay sauce):
In a pot on a low heat melt butter, add flour, stir and heat few minutes.
Slowly add 300 ml or one cup milk, work in batches, stirring well, so no lumps form.
Add leftover milk and stir well.
Heat the sauce until boiling, stirring from time to time.
Cook 5 minutes, then add egg yolks, cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg.
Stir, cover with the lid and set aside.
For bolognese sauce or ground meat:
Heat oil in a large pan.
Chop the onions and cook on a high heat until translucent.
Add chopped garlic cloves to onions. Mix and cook, until slightly browned.
Add ground beef. Cook, stirring, until ready, about 15 minutes
Add tomatoes in juice in a pan. Crush the tomatoes, stir well.
Cook on a low heat, lid on 20 minutes.
Add salt and pepper, stir well. Remove from heat.
Brush baking dish with oil.
Add 2-3 tbsp of bechamel sauce to cover the bottom of the baking dish.
Put eggplant slices in one layer.
Cover with 1/3 cooked beef mince.
Cover with 3-4 tbsp bechamel sauce.
Repeat the layers 2 times more: eggplant, bolognese, beef. Last layer – bechamel sauce. You can add extra cheese on top.
Bake about 50 minutes 350 F / 180 C or until golden and ready.
Let it cool a little, so it is easier to cut. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe makes one 7 x 10 inch / 18 x 25 cm baking dish.
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