Christine's Moussaka

Ingredients

Bechamel Sauce

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 cups milk
  • coarse salt, and freshly cracked black pepper
  • large pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 6 whole eggs, beaten to mix

Potatoes

  • 1 pound russet potato, peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Lamb

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing eggplant
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried Greek oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cans of 28-ounce Italian style tomatoes, chopped, drained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 8 baby eggplant, ( About 2 1/4 pounds total), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Description

Christine's Moussaka - A Recipe From Food Network Canada. Ground Lamb Is My Number One Choice Here But It's Ok To Substitute Ground Beef. You Can Substitute 2 Regular Sized Eggplants In Place Of The Tender Baby Italian Eggplants That I Prefer. &

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