Authentic Greek Moussaka Recipe

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Authentic Greek Moussaka
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  1. Meat Sauce:.
  2. Melt butter in a 3 1/2 Quart Dutch oven, sauté onion, ground chuck or lamb and garlic, stirring until brown, 10 minutes.
  3. Add herbs, spices and tomato sauce and stirring until it starts to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, uncover, 1/2 hour.
  5. Halve unpaired eggplants lengthwise. Slice 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Place in bottom of broiler and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  7. Brush lightly with melted butter.
  8. Broil 4-inches from heat, 4 minutes per side, or until golden.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  10. Make Cream Sauce.
  11. In medium saucepan, melt butter.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk gradually.
  13. Bring to boiling, stirring until thickened.
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. In small bowl beat eggs with wire whisk.
  16. Beat in some hot Cream Sauce mixture. Return mixture to saucepan and mix well. Set aside.
  17. To assemble casserole, in bottom of shallow, 2 quart baking dish (12x7x2 inches).
  18. Layer half of eggplants, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of each of grated parmesan and cheddar cheese. Stir bread crumbs into meat sauce. Spoon evenly over eggplant in casserole, then sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of each of parmesan and cheddar cheese.
  19. Layer rest of eggplant spices, overlapping, as before. Pour Cream Sauce over all. Sprinkle top of remaining cheese.
  20. Back 35 to 40 Minutes or until golden brown and top is set.
  21. If desired, brown top of little more under broiler, 1 minute.
  22. Cool slightly to serve. Cut in Squares.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 282.05 Kcal (1181 kJ)
Calories from fat 165.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.44g 28%
Cholesterol 103.77mg 35%
Sodium 594.84mg 25%
Potassium 515.2mg 11%
Total Carbs 11.39g 4%
Sugars 6.25g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2.96g 12%
Protein 18.98g 38%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 170.6mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123 Kcal (515 kJ)
Calories from fat 72.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.04g 28%
Cholesterol 45.25mg 35%
Sodium 259.41mg 25%
Potassium 224.68mg 11%
Total Carbs 4.97g 4%
Sugars 2.73g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 12%
Protein 8.28g 38%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 9%
Calcium 74.4mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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