Intermediate Cook - Lengthy Cooking Time - Main Course
When I think of Greek comfort food, moussaka is the first thing that comes to mind. The melt-in-your-mouth eggplant combined with the savory ground beef and creamy bechamel... Mmm, I feel comforted just writing about it! You will notice in the preparation steps that the eggplant, ground beef, and bechamel are prepared separately and later combined for the final baking process. To save time, I have sequenced the recipe so that you can work on the bechamel while the ground beef is simmering. This can get tricky if you aren't comfortable multi-tasking in the kitchen; in which case, I recommend that you first tackle the ground beef, then the bechamel, and lastly the layering. This will add some time to the recipe but will help make the cooking process more enjoyable.
Ingredients (Serves 6)
Time - 3 hours and 30 minutes (overnight)
Preparation - 2 hours and 30 minutes
Cooking (400 degrees) - 1 hour