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Iraqi Baked Dinner

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“This moussaka recipe originated from Iraq. Submitted for World Tour 3”
1hr 30mins

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.

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