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Gluten Free Moussaka

Dani
This Healthy Moussaka is a delicious gluten-free version of the classic Greek dish. It’s still rich-tasking like the original and ideal if you’re health conscious and on a grain-free diet!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6 servings
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium eggplants sliced lengthwise
  • 4-5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 1/2 cup organic red wine
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper

"Béchamel" Ingredients:

  • 16 oz organic heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup romano
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot
  • 2 eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In batches, sauté the eggplant in coconut oil until soft. You may need more or less coconut oil.
  • In another pan, melt the tbsp of butter and add the diced onion over medium heat.
  • When translucent, add the meat.
  • Let it brown a bit and all the other ingredients.
  • Let this simmer for about 20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Beat one egg in a bowl and slowly add the heated meat mixture. Be careful not to cook the egg. Once a good amount of the meat mixture has been added, add back to the pan and combine the whole thing.

For the Bechamel

  • Heat the cream over medium to low heat.
  • Add the romano.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and arrowroot.
  • Slowly add the heated cream to the egg mixture, equalling about a half a cup (make sure to add slowly!).
  • Add the egg mixture back into the cream.

To assemble:

  • Layer the eggplant, then the meat, then the eggplant, etc.
  • Do this until they run out.
  • Pour the cream mixture over top.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes.

Notes

VARIATIONS ON THIS HEALTHY MOUSSAKA RECIPE:

  • I went for beef instead of lamb, but you could your ground lamb instead if you want.
  • If you don’t like eggplant, you could make this with sliced zucchini or even potatoes.
  • Grated Pecorino can be used instead of Romano cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal
Keyword easy moussaka recipe, gluten-free moussaka recipe, healthy moussaka
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