Meat and Potato Gratin {Traditional Macedonian Moussaka}
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Macedonian
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 5 to 6 medium sized potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until translucent.
  3. Add ground beef and paprika, and cook until beef is browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Butter a 13x9-inch glass baking dish.
  5. Layer half of the sliced potatoes and sprinkle with a small amount of salt and pepper.
  6. Top the potatoes with the ground beef.
  7. Spread remaining potatoes over beef, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs until thoroughly combined.
  9. Pour the milk mixture into dish to cover potatoes; cover with foil.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  11. Remove foil and continue to bake until top is brown and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. Let rest 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
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