Moussaka

Moussaka

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Moussaka – A Greek Sommer Classic

Though Moussaka doesn’t origin in Greece, it became the best known of all Greek dishes. Authentic Moussaka is a casserole made with ground lamb and eggplant covered with a thick layer of béchamel sauce. The latter is quite tricky to master. This recipe is a mix with Kleftiko, a lamb dish baked in parchment paper. It’s easy to prepare, fun to eat, and has the rich Moussaka flavor. New! The spice blend is enough for two dishes, so you can try more!

Moussaka Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients:

Black pepper, thyme, cinnamon, bay leaves

Tips and Variations for the Moussaka Recipe

  • Substitute vegetables of your choice, e.g. zucchini for meat or eggplant.
  • Try Moussaka with ground meat (see recipe below).







Print Recipe
Moussaka a la Kleftiko
Cuisine Greek
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping list
  • 1.5 lb lamb chops or beef steaks
  • 1/2 inch large eggplant cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 lb potatoes halved, and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 2 can tomatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 lettuce of your choice
You might have
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 orange for juice
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Black pepper thyme, cinnamon, bay leaves
Cuisine Greek
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping list
  • 1.5 lb lamb chops or beef steaks
  • 1/2 inch large eggplant cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 lb potatoes halved, and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 2 can tomatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 lettuce of your choice
You might have
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 orange for juice
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Black pepper thyme, cinnamon, bay leaves
Instructions
Prepare
  1. In a BOWL, add eggplant and a pinch of salt. Cover with cold water. Let rest 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Season lamb with salt to taste.
  3. In a BOWL, mix 7 tbsp oil, wine, and about half of the Moussaka Spices.
  4. Preheat OVEN to 400°F.
Create 3 packets, each as follows:
  1. On a PLATE, place 1 sheet FOIL.
  2. Add on top 1 sheet BAKING PAPER.
  3. Staple: eggplant, lamb, tomato, garlic.
  4. Place potatoes and onions around.
  5. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Drizzle with 3 tbsp of the oil mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Close BAKING PAPER and FOIL.
Bake
  1. Bake about 60 minutes until cooked.
Salad
  1. Mix 3 tbsp orange juice, 1 tbsp oil, salt & pepper to taste. Toss over lettuce.
Serve
  1. Serve salad with packets.
  2. Enjoy!
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Print Recipe
Moussaka
Cuisine Greek
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping list
  • 1 lb ground meat lamb or beef recommended
  • 1/2 inch large eggplant cut into 1/4 slices
  • 1/2 lb potatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes fresh or from can
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 lettuce of your choice
You might have
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 orange for juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Black pepper,thyme, cinnamon, bay leaves
Cuisine Greek
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping list
  • 1 lb ground meat lamb or beef recommended
  • 1/2 inch large eggplant cut into 1/4 slices
  • 1/2 lb potatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes fresh or from can
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 lettuce of your choice
You might have
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 orange for juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Black pepper,thyme, cinnamon, bay leaves
Instructions
Prepare
  1. In a BOWL, add eggplant and a pinch of salt. Cover with cold water. Let rest for 15 minutes. Drain and dry the eggplants with kitchen paper.
Fry Step 1
  1. In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Fry potatoes in several batches until all potatoes are almost cooked, but not brown. Careful! It is important that you don't brown the potatoes!
  3. Fry dried eggplants in several batches until they turn slightly brown.
Fry Step 2
  1. In the meantime, in another PAN, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add meat, onion, garlic, Moussaka Spices, and salt to taste.
  3. Stir-fry until meat is crumbled.
  4. Add wine and cook over medium heat until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. Add tomatoes and 1/4 cup water and cook over medium heat until all liquid is absorbed.
Prepare Sauce (shortly before baking)
  1. In a POT, melt 2 tbsp butter over low heat.
  2. Stir in 2 tbsp flour.
  3. Slowly stir in 1 cup of milk.
  4. Quickly stir in 1 egg.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a BAKING DISH, place single layers in this order:
  3. - potatoes
  4. - sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste
  5. - eggplants
  6. - sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste
  7. - meat
  8. - cheese
  9. If you use a small BAKING DISH, you can repeat the layers.
  10. Pour sauce over Moussaka layers.
  11. Bake in oven for 40-60 minutes until the milk-egg-mix has set and the top turned slightly brown.
Salad
  1. Mix 3 tbsp orange juice, 1 tbsp oil, salt & pepper to taste. Toss over lettuce.
  2. Enjoy!
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