Moussaka

recipe
The addition of bulgur (cracked wheat) gives this dish an interesting texture.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 218
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 20.6 g
Fiber 4.3 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 395 mg
Calcium 185 mg

Ingredients

18 (1/4-inch-thick) slices peeled eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds)
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pound lean ground lamb
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups dry red wine or nonalcoholic red wine
1/4 cup uncooked bulgur or cracked wheat
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons egg substitute
6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Prepare broiler, then coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Arrange eggplant slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Broil 3 inches from heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add lamb; cook 5 minutes or until lamb is browned, stirring to crumble. Add tomato paste; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and next 5 ingredients (wine through cinnamon); bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes or until thick. Set aside.

Combine milk, cornstarch, and nutmeg in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat; add egg substitute, stirring with a whisk.

Arrange 6 eggplant slices in the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, and top with 1 cup of meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese. Repeat procedure twice with remaining eggplant, meat mixture, and 3 tablespoons cheese. Pour milk mixture over layers, and sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the sauce is set.

Preheat broiler, then broil moussaka 5 minutes or until browned.

Note:

September 1999
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