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macedonian moussaka served on a black plate with a fork

Meat and Potato Casserole {Traditional Macedonian Moussaka}

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
An easy Moussaka recipe made with ground beef, spices and potatoes. This traditional Macedonian recipe is satisfying comfort food that tastes amazing!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Macedonian
Servings: 6
Calories: 352
Author: Katerina


  • 6 russett potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch round slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef, (hot pork sausage tastes great, too)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Cook sliced potatoes in boiling salted water for 5 minutes; drain under cold water and cool immediately. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add onion; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add ground beef; break apart with a wooden spoon and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic.
  • Add tomato paste and stir until completely incorporated.
  • Season beef with paprika, salt, and pepper. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • Layer 1/3 of the sliced potatoes on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Top the potatoes with half of the ground beef mixture.
  • Spread 1/3 potato slices over beef.
  • Add remaining beef mixture and top with last layer of potatoes. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs; then whisk in the milk, salt, and pepper; continue to whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until custard is set and potatoes are a golden brown.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Meat and Potato Casserole {Traditional Macedonian Moussaka}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 1208mg35%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 8.2mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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