Moussaka


The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Greek theme meal.

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The first recipe is Moussaka.

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We served the moussaka with a yogurt dip.

Ingredients

  • 4 Asian eggplants
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs or oats
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper to taste

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen


Instructions

IMG_7870Make 4 to 6 vertical slits onto the surface of the eggplants.
IMG_7877Wrap in plastic wrap and microwave for 3 to 5 minutes or until the eggplants softened.
IMG_7896Grease the loaf pan on all sides.
IMG_7898After the eggplants have cooled down, carefully peel the skin off.
IMG_7902Arrange the eggplant skins onto the loaf pan.
IMG_7905Chop the flesh of the eggplants, onions and carrots.

Combine ground beef, eggplants, onions, garlic, carrots, eggs and oats in a large bowl.

Add nutmeg.

IMG_7906Add Worcestershire sauce. If you do not have Worcestershire sauce, you may substitute with soy sauce.
IMG_7909Add thyme and ketchup. Season with salt and pepper.

Mix the ingredients well.

IMG_7913Pour mixture into the eggplant lined pan. Gently pat down.
IMG_7914Cover the meatloaf with the overhang eggplant skin.
IMG_7930Bake in a 400F preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool in pan before removing to slice.

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