27 Recipes – Moussaka

Moussaka

This recipe came about because Michael loves lasagna, but I decided I wanted to try something a little different. This took us back to our days in the Greek Islands… I have to say that I do love Greek meals! Not so much a fan of their desserts because they are a little too sweet for me, but this was a hit for us both!

Moussaka-Ingredients

Ingredients

3 large eggplants
Olive oil spray
1kg mince
2 onions
3 zucchini
Mushrooms
400g can 5 bean mix
800g can tomatoes
2T garlic
1T basil
1T oregano
1/2 cup beef stock
50g butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup grated cheddar

Method

  1. Thinly slice the eggplant, spray with olive oil spray and roast at about 180°C until golden, turning once
  2. Dice the onion then saute with garlic on medium for 2-3 minutes, until the onion starts to go see through, then add the mince and brown
  3. Grate the zucchini and slice the mushrooms, and add to the mince, along with the beansMoussaka-2
  4. Add the stock and tomatoes and simmer for 20-30 minutesMoussaka-3
  5. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, then stir in the herbs
  6. Layer eggplant over the bottom of an oven proof tray, then layer with mince mixture. Repeat, finishing with eggplantMoussaka-4
  7. Make a cheese sauce by melting the butter, then mixing through the flour. Slowly whisk the milk through, letting it thicken between each addition
  8. Once cheese sauce is made, pour over the top of the mince and eggplant, then sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20-30 minutesMoussaka-5

My Thoughts

I quite liked this one, although I wish I had about 2-3 times as much eggplant for it!

Michael’s Thoughts

Michael thought this was awesome, and even better reheated. He wants this with more cheese sauce and some chilli next time.

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This is recipe 17 of 27 in my attempt to try 27 new recipes before turning 28 on 19th June, 2014. This project was inspired by my 26 projects challenge from the last year, with a new little twist.

You can see recipe one here, two here, three here, four here, five here, six here, seven here, eight here, nine here, ten here, eleven here, twelve here, thirteen here, fourteen here, fifteen here and sixteen here

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