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Vegetarian Moussaka August 7, 2011

Filed under: Passover,Recipes & Food Ideas — sharonsweets @ 4:50 pm

My mother used to make this for holidays. It’s a really hearty, meat & potatoes dish. I often make short-cut versions when I don’t want to make each layer separate, by cooking eggplant and the veggie crumbles together with the sauce and garlic, sometimes adding mushrooms.

6 potatoes, sliced thinly and fried until light brown

2 eggplants, peeled, sliced thinly, sprinkled with salt and placed in a colander for 1/2 hour, washed, dried and fried in olive oil separately until softened and light brown

1/2 package of vegan meat crumbles or firm tofu, crumbled

1 large onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic finely chopped

1/4 cup parsley finely chopped

Approximately 6 tablespoons tomato paste mixed with 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

Salt & pepper to taste

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until light brown. Add the crumbles and keep cooking.

Add the parsley and tomato mixture. Continue to sauté for 1 minutes, and add spices.

In a 9×9 square pan, layer from the bottom as follows: eggplant , potato, crumbles, eggplant, potato, crumbles, and top with eggplant.

If you desire the moussaka to be more moist, you can make more tomato mixture and pour it on top of the layers.

Bake at 350 F for 1/2 hour.



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