Musaka

Musaka

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"I learned this from my Bulgarian mother in law though it's probably Turkish in origin. The recipe calls for 'chubritsa', a Bulgarian herb that can be difficult to find in the states, so basil can be substituted in its place."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 728 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 49.4 g
  • 76%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 27.8 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 961 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook ground beef until evenly brown. Season with paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir in potatoes, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, and summer savory. Add enough water to just barely cover. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Pour meat mixture into 9x13 inch baking dish, and spread evenly. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and yogurt; pour, and spread evenly over meat mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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This was easy to make and taste was great! I have one question for the writer. After browning the ground beef you did not say wether to drain the grease from the pan. And after pouring in the...

Altered this a bit based on reviews. Used fine herbs in place of chubritsa. Omitted the EVOO all together...just browned my meat, potatoes, and onions and drained off what little grease there ...

I used beef broth instead of water and it was quite scrumptious. The entire family enjoyed it.