Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This moussaka recipe originated from Iraq. Submitted for World Tour 3

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice eggplants in half lengthwise then slice into 1/2-inch slices.
  2. Spread slices on waxed paper or cookie sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with salt then set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, cover potato slices with water, bring to a boil and cook for 6 minutes.
  5. Mix next 5 ingredients (beef, garlic, salt, pepper and allspice).
  6. Shape into 12 2-inch patties.
  7. Rinse eggplant.
  8. In deep 3-4 quart casserole arrange eggplant, potatotes (drained), tomatoes, meat patties, and onions alternately in rows, standing on end.
  9. Mix together remaining ingredients (tomato puree/sauce, water, salt & pepper).
  10. Pour sauce over casserole.
  11. Bake in 350F oven for 1 hour or until potatoes and eggplant are cooked through.
  12. Serve with warm, freshly baked bread.


Most Helpful

This is quick, easy relatively cheap, and tasted OK. We were very underwhelmed with the seasoning of the dish (especially in the meat patties) and I don't know what I'd do to fix that. I'm not sad I made this, but won't be making it again.

JustJanS October 07, 2011

Yummy exactly 4 1/2 stars for DH and I. I did exchange the eggplant for zucchini because of an allergy. I also added some small bamia (okra) from frozen, frying them before adding. I added an extra clove garlic but would not do so when I make this again. I used sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, instead of allspice I used my own Recipe #79179. This recipe is similar to Recipe #288850 but I liked this one more because there was more sauce. I will make this again.

UmmBinat October 23, 2009

I made this last night and my daughter ameenah loved it. It was so yummy! Thanks -Stacia

Staciaa February 07, 2009

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