Greek Moussaka (Eggplant Beef Bake)



2 large eggplants / aubergines, cutting into ¼" / ¾ cm thick slices
2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced (brown, white, yellow)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1.4 lb / 700 g solid soil beef (mince)
14 oz /400g crushed tomatoes (Note 1)
3 tbsp love apple tree glue (Note 1)
1 loving cup beef broth/stock, or H2O + ane beef bouillon cube (Note 1)
1½ tsp saccharide (any)
2 tsp dried oregano
¾ tsp salt

Bechamel Sauce (Note 2)
4 tbsp butter
5 tbsp patently flour
3 cups milk (I role depression fat)
¼ tsp nutmeg, freshly grated (optional)
½ loving cup grated parmesan cheese (Note 3)
1 egg (Note 4)
1 egg yolk (Note 4)
Salt in addition to pepper

⅓ loving cup panko breadcrumbs (Note 5)

Recipe Notes
  1. The master copy recipe solely used two large tomatoes. I felt that this did non ambit the filling quite plenty flavor for my gustatory modality thus I increased the sum of love apple tree inwards it in addition to added beef broth.
  2. I similar to guide keep plenty of B├ęchamel sauce on my Moussaka thus I increased the flour past times ane tbsp in addition to increased the milk slightly.
  3. Traditionally this is made amongst grated Kefalotiri Cheese which is a greek cheese that is non available inwards Commonwealth of Australia (to my knowledge). Parmesan cheese is a unopen substitute.
  4. I constitute using two eggs + ane yolk per the master copy recipe made the B├ęchamel sauce laid also much for my taste. I similar mine creamy, non trouble solid custard like.
  5. The master copy recipe used fresh breadcrumbs. I similar using panko because it saves making my ain merely notwithstanding has to a greater extent than crunch than normal breadcrumbs.
  6. The principal objective amongst the eggplant is to ready it thus excess H2O is removed earlier assembling the moussaka. Otherwise, it drops H2O piece baking in addition to y'all destination upward amongst a watery base of operations - I've made this error before. 
  7. FREEZING: Cook per recipe, in addition to thus permit to cool. Cover tightly amongst cling twine in addition to thus freeze. To reheat, thaw in addition to thus reheat at 180C/350F for 25 minutes uncovered or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out hot.

Greek Moussaka (Eggplant Beef Bake) Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: First House