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Recipe Name: Aegean Casserole From Lhj Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Pasta Comments:
Course:  
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Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients:
4 Cup(s) Milk
1/4 Cup(s) Butter or margarine
2/3 Cup(s) All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Bay leaf
1 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1/3 Cup(s) Grated parmesan cheese
6 Cup(s) Eggplant, finely diced
2 Teaspoon(s) Salt, divided
1 Tablespoon(s) Olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
1 Cup(s) Finely chopped onion
2 Teaspoon(s) Minced garlic
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
1 Pinch(s) Ground red pepper
1 Pound(s) Lean ground beef
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Dried mint flakes
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Freshly ground pepper
1/4 Cup(s) Tomato paste
28 Ounce(s) Tomatoes, canned
1/3 Cup(s) Chopped fresh flat-leaf
parsley
16 Ounce(s) Ziti pasta, cooked as
directed
Directions:
Make White Sauce: Bring milk to boil in medium saucepan over high
heat. Melt butter in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add flour
and cook, whisking, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, bay leaf and
salt; bring to boil, whisking. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, 10
minutes. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaf and stir in Parmesan. Toss
eggplant with 1 teaspoon salt; drain in colander 30 minutes. Pat dry.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add
eggplant and cook, stirring, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Heat oven
to 375°F. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add onions and
cook until tender, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, cinnamon and red pepper;
cook 15 seconds. Add meat, mint, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and the
pepper; cook, stirring, until meat is no longer pink. Add tomato paste
and tomatoes, breaking up tomatoes with spoon. Add eggplant and bring
to simmer; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
Transfer cooked ziti to large bowl and stir in 1 cup White Sauce.
Spread half the ziti in bottom of deep 5-quart casserole. Spoon on
filling, then remaining ziti and White Sauce. Bake uncovered 25 to 35
minutes, until bubbly and browned. Prep Time: 1 hour Baking Time: 25
to 35 minutes Degree of Difficulty: Moderate (C) Copyright 1997,
Meredith Corporation, All Rights Reserved. NOTES : We combined the
flavors of our favorite Greek specialties--moussaka and pastitsio--to
create a new classic. Recipe by: Ladies Home Journal Posted to
MC-Recipe Digest V1 #942 by "abprice@wf.net" <abprice@wf.net> on Dec
2, 1997

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 592
Calories From Fat: 217
Total Fat: 24g
Cholesterol: 56.8mg
Sodium: 1290.3mg
Potassium: 876.4mg
Carbohydrates: 67.9g
Fiber: 5.3g
Sugar: 12.6g
Protein: 26g


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