105 mins (prep 45, cooking 60)
19 ingredients
8 servings
Yay! Yummy moussaka! I tried this recipe because it sounded the most like I'd want my moussaka to turn out of all the recipes on this site and also, I figured you can't go wrong with a recipe by the Mean Chef. I was right! It's very good. We used 2 large eggplants rather than 3 medium and still had lots left over. We also sliced them thinner, closer to 1/4 of an inch, rather than 1/2 inch, due to personal tastes. Also used 100% pomegranate juice, as we have no access to wine, though I'm sure wine would have been pretty much better. We made our own breadcrumbs just by toasting some bread- but definitely used much more than 1 cup bread and 1 cup parmesean cheese. We also had to about double the wine/pomegranate sauce the lamb simmers in because after we put in the initial ammount the lamb was too dry to really simmer and there wasn't even enough sauce overall. Let everyone be forewarned, though, this make A LOT. You are probably not going to want to divide what you make into 8 and just eat that big old chunk- it's super filling too. My 200+lb Italian boyfriend who loves to eat and who loves mediterranean food and eggplant gets full with a pretty small piece. But it's great. We made this pretty late at night, so we just froze it (we made 1 8"x8" dish and filled 2 more disposable aluminum loaf pans with the moussaka) and baked it for just over an hour at 375°F and it came out great. It was kind of hard through the eggplant to cut, but got easier once we refigerated it and the leftovers microwave well. Overall, this has really good flavor, although I think I might like even more. The custard on top is wonderful and this is, overall, a GREAT moussaka. Thanks Mean Chef!

Categories:  lamb~sheep , greek , equipment , <-4-hours , cheese , low-carb , low-sodium , low-in... , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , european , weeknight , main-dish , oven , casseroles , meat ,
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Serving Size (198.09 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 670.05 Calories from Fat 351.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39.02g 480.27%
Saturated Fat 16.33g 653.34%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 69.33mg 184.89%
Sodium 775.08mg 258.36%
Total Carbohydrate 52.14g 139.04%
Dietary Fiber 6.76 g 216.28%
Sugars 4.37 g %
Protein 28.57g 457.11%
Vitamin A 1063.11IU% Vitamin C 19.82mg%
Calcium 599.91mg% Iron 7.14mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium eggplants, ground lamb, salt and pepper