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This is hands down the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and blogger friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its very best!

Classic Greek Moussaka Recipe

Best moussaka recipe in the world!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 2
Calories per serving 823 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4,5 oz potatoes (125 g), peeled
  • 5,5 oz fresh eggplant (155 g)
  • 9 oz ground beef (250 g), or ground lamb
  • 5,5 oz fresh tomato (155 g), grated
  • 80 g green bell pepper (3 oz), chopped
  • ½ small onion finely chopped
  • 2 meidum garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ½ cup red wine (125 ml)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk (300 ml)
  • a handful cheese grated
  • ground cinnamon
  • olive oil
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Slice the potato and eggplant into finger thick slices. Pour half a cup (120 ml) of olive oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over medium-high until hot. Then add the potatoes. Fry them on both sides for 7 minutes.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  2. 2. Let the potato slices drain on kitchen paper. Add the sliced eggplant to the hot oil and fry them for 4 minutes on both sides.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  3. 3. Then let the fried eggplant drain on kitchen paper as well. Place a layer of fried potatoes in a small baking dish and top with fried eggplant.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  4. 4. Leave about 2 tablespoons of hot olive oil in the pan you fried the potatoes and eggplant in. Place it over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic and bell pepper. Season with pepper and salt.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  5. 5. Gently fry the vegetables for 2 minutes. Then add the ground meat.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  6. 6. Stir fry the mince and vegetables for 5 minutes. Then add the grated tomato, tomato paste and red wine. Season with cinnamon, pepper and salt.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  7. 7. Turn the heat up and cook the beef for a few minutes until the wine has almost disappeared. Take the pan off the heat. Let the mince cool. Then put it on top of the layers of eggplant and potato.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  8. 8. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Then add the flour.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  9. 9. Whisk well. Let the flour paste bake for 2 minutes. Then pour in the milk.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  10. 10. Keep stirring well. Turn the heat lower and let the béchamel thicken a little. Add a pinch of nutmeg and salt to taste. Take the saucepan off the heat and pour the bechamel sauce on top of the cooked mince.

    Truly the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its best!
  11. 11. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Place the moussaka in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for about 50 minutes until golden. Let it cool at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

    This is hands down the best moussaka recipe in the world! Inspired by two foodie chefs and blogger friends from Athens... Classic Greek food at its very best!