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Moussaka (moo-sah-KAH)

Moussaka (moo-sah-KAH)


1 pound ground beef / pork or mix
4 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, minced
4 medium size Yukon Gold potatoes, minced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
3 eggs
1 cup Balkan yogurt or plain yogurt
2 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon chubritza (it’s a  Bulgarian herb which you could substitute with some Herbes de Provance or Oregano)
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions with olive oil until it becomes translucent.  Add the beef cook for about 10 minutes then add potatoes, tomatoes, and parsley. Add chubritza, salt and pepper to taste.  Transfer it to a 9″x13″ baking dish. Bake in a 350 F oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Beat eggs with yogurt and flour. Pour over the dish and cook for 10 minutes more.

* This a typical dish in Bulgaria and this is one of my hubby’s favorite dish and it became mine as well. This similar to Shepards Pie or meat pie. The whole dish is a full meal already. You can substitute beef with ground chicken or turkey but do not over cook it because ground chicken/turkey tends to be rubbery when it’s over cooked. Add more 2 more tomatoes chopped to make it moist if you’re using chicken/turkey. enJOY!