Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Big Fat Musaka

I have been told this isn't a traditional Moussaka but it's still good. We lovingly refer to it as moose-kaka. Traditionally it's made with ground lamb and that's hard to come by here in the states. We just have to settle for good 'ol ground beef. I was worried that Steve wouldn't like this but he had two helpings.
*This recipe came from Joe, thanks!

1 lb. Ground beef
1/2 C onion chopped
2-3 med. potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tomato diced
1 handful of baby carrots or 2 carrots peeled and diced
1 container feta cheese
plain yogurt
2 eggs
garlic salt

Brown beef and onion. Season with salt pepper and garlic salt to your taste. In a large pot boil potatoes and carrots for about 20 mins or until tender. Drain potatoes and carrots and add to the meat mixture along with the feta cheese and tomato.
Mix about 1 1/2 c of yogurt with the eggs. The batter should be slightly thinner than pancake batter.
Place half of the meat mixture in the bottom of a loaf pan then 1/3 of the yogurt batter. Then the rest of the meat mixture and cover the top with yogurt batter. Place on a cookie sheet just in case it's bubbles over and bake at 350 for 45 mins to 1 hour. The top should be golden brown. Let sit about 5-10 mins before serving.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Just so ya know- its as traditional as you can get in the US for Bulgarian Musaka... Greek Musaka is made with eggplant and ground lamb, but in Bulgaria, they use "meat" and no eggplant. Joe and most every other person who has spent time in Bulgaria have NO IDEA what their "meat" is, when they ask the response is: "Huh? it's MEAT!" Anyway- just thought I would share... I am so glad you guys liked it!