Easy Moussaka

Easy Moussaka

Source:

Mr. Food

Ingredients

This shortcut version of the classic Greek favorite moussaka can be on your table in no time! With tender layers of eggplant, ground beef and a creamy custard topping, they'll be shouting "Opa!" when you serve it!

Serves: 6

 
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small eggplant, peeled and diced (about 4 cups)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 eggs

Directions

 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 7" x 11" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the ground beef over medium-high heat for 7 to 8 minutes, or until crumbly and only slightly pink; drain off any excess liquid.
     
  3. Add the eggplant to the skillet and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, until the eggplant begins to soften. Add the garlic, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, and the pepper; mix well. Add the spaghetti sauce and cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, until hot; place mixture in the baking dish.
     
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; pour over the meat mixture.
     
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the custard-like top is set.

 

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