Ground meat & eggplant casserole (moussaka)

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    eggplant ground meat casserole mousaka recipe

    Are you interested in an easy to prepare moussaka recipe?

    Try this ground meat & eggplant casserole!

    I admit it’s not exactly a quick recipe, but it’s really delicious and actually easy to make.

    I’ve used eggplant to prepare it, but you can very well replace the aubergine with potatoes (cut like round potato chips & fried in oil).

    Here’s how to prepare eggplant moussaka:

    eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe

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    Ground meat & eggplant casserole (moussaka)
    Ground meat & eggplant casserole (moussaka)
    Course Main Dish
    Prep Time 1 hour
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Servings
    servings
    Ingredients
    Meat sauce
    Sour cream sauce
    Course Main Dish
    Prep Time 1 hour
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Servings
    servings
    Ingredients
    Meat sauce
    Sour cream sauce
    Ground meat & eggplant casserole (moussaka)
    Instructions
    Start with the eggplant
    1. Wash and cut the eggplant into rounds (I've peeled it as well, but you can leave the peel on if you prefer).
    2. Sprinkle each eggplant slice with salt and let them sit for about 20 minutes (or while you prep the meat sauce) on paper towels.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    Meat sauce
    1. Meanwhile, chop the carrot and onion and fry them in olive oil.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    2. After about 10 minutes, add the meat.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    3. Let everything fry for a few minutes, while mixing well. When the meat changes color, add your tomato sauce and spices. Add 1-2 glasses of water as well and let the meat sauce boil over low heat.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    4. Your sauce is ready when it becomes thick and no longer liquid.
    5. Add the chopped parsley and you're done with the sauce.
    Grill the eggplants
    1. While the meat sauce is boiling, grease each eggplant slice with olive oil and grill them all, on both sides.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    Sour cream sauce
    1. Mix sour cream with the whole egg and grated cheese.
    Assemble your moussaka casserole
    1. In a heat resistant tray, add 1 layer of grilled eggplant slices, then a layer of meat sauce on top.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    2. Continue with another layer of eggplant, and another of ground meat.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    3. Add the 3rd (and last) layer of eggplant slices and pour the sour cream sauce on top.
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe
    4. Cook your casserole in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 30 minutes and serve hot!
      eggplant ground meat casserole moussaka recipe

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