• Mousakas
  • Description
    Silky ground beef stew layered between roasted eggplant and fried potatoes. All that heaven topped with a velvety bechamel! Greece's most famous dish!

Preparation time: 40'
Cooking Time: 40'
Total Time: 80'

Main ingredients

Cooking Method



10 Servings

eggplant,peeled in stripes 9
greek extra virgin olive oil to drizzle
salt and pepper to taste
Ground Beef Stew
greek extra virgin olive oil ¼ - ½ cup
spanish onion,small dice 1
water ¼ cup
ground beef 2 pounds (1 kg)
tomato paste 3 tablespoons
red wine ½ cup
tomato dice or puree 12 fluid ounces
bayleaf 1
powdered cinnamon to taste
nutmeg to taste
Fried potatoes
Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut 6
canola oil 2-3 cups
whole milk,warm 1½ quarts (1 ½ liters)
greek extra virgin olive oil 1 cup
flour,shifted 1 cup
eggs,beaten 2
nutmeg to taste
salt and pepper to taste
How to cook

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 F or 180 C
  2.  Lay eggplant on a sheet tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with s & p
  3. Roast until golden brown, repeat the process. Reserve for assembly
  4. For the ground beef stew, sauté in a rondo the onions in olive oil
  5. Shock with the water, and allow to evaporate
  6. Add the ground beef and work out any lumps
  7. Add the tomato paste and work until thoroughly combined
  8. Add wine and deglaze, reduce by half
  9. Add the tomato puree and then a bayleaf, a cinnamon stick, nutmeg, s&p
  10. Cook for 20 min until the ground beef is soft and the tomato sauce sweet. TASTE season if necessary, reserve for assembly
  11. For the fried potatoes, heat the oil in frying pan.
  12. In the meantime rinse already cut potatoes well and then pat them dry to remove excess water
  13. Fry until golden brown or done when poked with a knife
  14. Place on paper towel and season with salt and pepper.  Reserve for assembly
  15. For the béchamel in one pot warm the milk
  16. In another pot add the oil, when hot add the flour by whisking together until a pale blond color, and toasty scent perfumes
  17. Add to the milk the Roux slowly
  18. Let it come to a boil and let it simmer until flour taste is not apparent and consistency is slightly thick.
  19. Take off the fire and add the eggs, the cheese & season. Reserve for assembly
  20. Assemble all the prepared ingredients as on video and bake at 350 F or 180 C for 40-50 min or until golden brown.  Let it cool thoroughly and portion (2x5).

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