Sausagemeat Moussaka Recipe

Sausagemeat Moussaka Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup butter or margarine

1 onion, sliced
450 g/1 lb sausagemeat
5 ml/1 tsp sage
1 garlic clove, crushed
400 g/14 oz/1 large can of tomatoes, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

450 g/1 lb potatoes, sliced
225 g/8 oz cooking (tart) apples, peeled, cored and sliced
25 g/1 oz/0.25 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

300 ml/0.5 pt/1.25 cups milk
100 g/4 oz/1 cup strongly flavored cheese, grated

Method :

Melt half the butter or margarine and fry (saute) the onion until soft. Stir in the sausagemeat and fry gently for 10 minutes, stirring. Remove from the heat, drain off any excess fat, stir in the sage, garlic and tomatoes and season to taste. Parboil the potatoes for 10 minutes, then drain. Layer half the potatoes on the base of a greased casserole dish (Dutch oven) and spread half the meat mixture on top. Spread with the apple slices, then a layer of meat and finally potatoes.

Melt the remaining butter or margarine in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens. Season to taste, remove from the heat and stir in most of the cheese. Pour the cheese sauce over the casserole and sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C/375F/gas mark 5 for 30 minutes until browned and crispy on top.

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