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Baked Eggplant with Ground Beef

(Moussaka)
This is a big batch eggplant and ground beef casserole, enough to take to a potluck dinner.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients:


Instructions:



Slice eggplant and sprinkle with salt; set aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Pare and slice potatoes; dry eggplant slices. Brown eggplant and potato slices in olive oil. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Sauté onion and ground beef in 2 tablespoons melted butter until brown; add parsley and tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.

Dust a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish with breadcrumbs. Place a layer of potatoes, eggplant, and meat mixture in pan. Repeat layers, ending with eggplant.

Combine remaining butter and flour; cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk to flour mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat until hot and thickened.

Beat egg yolks; pour about 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Add the egg yolk mixture to the sauce mixture, whisking constantly. Add the cheese and nutmeg to the sauce. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into sauce. Pour sauce over the casserole. Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 8

Calories per serving: 370
Fat per serving: 16.1g


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