Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka is a popular recipe of the Middle East. Learn how to make/prepare Mussaka by following this easy recipe.
Moussaka Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.8 / 10 (4 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • For the Base:
  • 9 Indian Eggplants
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs

    For the Meat:
  • 40 gm Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Onion
  • 1/4 cup Parsley (freshly chopped)
  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    For the Béchamel sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2/3 cup Flour
  • 3 cups Warmed Milk
  • 3 Eggs
How to make Moussaka:
  • Place the potato and eggplant slices on an oil pan.
  • Put it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the eggplant and potatoes and cook the other side for another 10 minutes.
  • Once eggplant is ready, remove from the pan and let them dry on paper towel.
  • Now to prepare the meat, take a large skillet and heat it on high flame.
  • Add olive oil, beef, onion, and garlic.
  • Next add salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Once the meat has browned add the tomato juice.
  • Let the meat cook until all the juice is gone.
  • Be sure to stir the meat continuously. Once the meat has cooked, set aside.
  • Now to prepare the sauce, heat the butter in a medium pot.
  • Mix in the flour and then add 3 cups of milk to the mixture.
  • Stir continuously as the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Once the mixture begins to boil, it will thicken.
  • Once the sauce has begun to thicken, remove it from the heat.
  • Now preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
  • Place the potato slices on the bottom of a gresed pan.
  • Layer the pan with half of th e sliced eggplants.
  • Next, spread about half of the shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • Next, add the cooked ground beef. Spread the mixture evenly onto the cheese.
  • Place the remaining slices of eggplant over the meat.
  • Spread the remainder of the mozzarella cheese on top of the eggplant.
  • Before adding sauce to the moussaka, fold in 3 beaten eggs into the sauce.
  • Once the eggs are mixed in, pour the sauce evenly over the moussaka.
  • Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and about half a cup of breadcrumbs over the moussaka.
  • Cook at 325 degrees for 1 hour and enjoy.

Reviews and Ratings:
Devika posted 30/07/2011
It came out amazing. Made minor changes I mashed the potatos in the base & mixed with little cheese. Also did not layer cheese in-between layers but added a little white sauce itself. Everybody enjoyed the dish.