This is a Bulgarian variant of moussaka that my family makes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and ground pork and cook until brown and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard fat. Add 1/4 cup olive oil, carrot, onion, celery, parsley stems, and tomatoes. Mix to combine. Stir in bell pepper and season with paprika, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper. Cook until vegetables start to soften, about 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Transfer meat mixture to a large baking pan.

  • Heat remaining 1/4 cup olive oil in a large skillet and cook potatoes until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to the baking pan and mix well with the meat mixture.

  • Bake moussaka in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove baking dish from the oven and mix in chopped parsley leaves.

  • Stir eggs, yogurt, flour, and baking soda together in a bowl until it turns into a spreadable mixture. Pour over the meat mixture in the baking dish.

  • Return baking dish to the oven and cook until the top is golden brown, about 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 17.8g 27% DV; cholesterol 72.4mg 24% DV; sodium 829.4mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2019
Yum! The house smelled wonderful while this was cooking. Filling is so yummy. I reduced the amount of oil by skipping the step of adding oil to cooked meat Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2019
no quantity on yogurt or flour. think eggs are there. so no crust? 3 stars until or unless Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2019
Yum! The house smelled wonderful while this was cooking. Filling is so yummy. I reduced the amount of oil by skipping the step of adding oil to cooked meat Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2019
This was great. Instead of 3/4ths of beef and pork i just went with an even 1 lb of each. Tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2019
Very nice Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2019
no quantity on yogurt or flour. think eggs are there. so no crust? 3 stars until or unless Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2020
Great recipe. Try Greek yogurt for more authentic flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
Daughter made it because she had to take a Bulgarian food for a school project. Now it’s part of our family dinner rotation! Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
I used gluten-free flour and it was super yummy! I baked it 30 minutes and it wasn’t fully baked, but it was oooey goooey good! Read More
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