2 cups Beef Stock, divided
1/4 cup Butter
2 1/2 lbs Chuck Roast
1/2 tsp cinnamon
14 oz crushed tomatoes
2 Eggplants, 1/2" thick slices
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Flour
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
2 tsp Lemon Pepper Garlic & Herb Seasoning (for Vegetable Layer)
To Taste, Lemon Pepper Garlic Herb Seasoning
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
3 Potatoes, peeled, 1/2" thick slices
3 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 Yellow Onion
1 Yellow Onion, chopped (for Vegetable Layer)
3 cups Milk
This traditional Greek Moussaka is made with thick layers of eggplant, shredded chuck roast in a rich tomato sauce, topped off with creamy béchamel. Similar to lasagna, moussaka is Greek comfort food at its finest. Traditionally made with ground lamb, this version is filled with mouthwatering pieces of smoked and braised chuck roast that are tossed in a richly-spiced tomato sauce. Slices of eggplant and potatoes are layered in place of pasta and topped with a thick layer of homemade béchamel for a hearty meal well worth the effort.
In order to add a level of smoky, rich flavor to this classic Greek recipe, we recommend using our Competition Blend Hardwood Pellets.
Note: This recipe uses Louisiana Grills Lemon Pepper, Garlic & Herb Seasoning.
As one of the make-or-break elements of this dish, the secret to a perfect béchamel is to slowly add the milk, little by little whilst constantly stirring.