Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bulgarian Moussaka

This is a classic dish in Bulgaria. We went to various places, cities and villages, both Muslim and Christian, and this was always a popular dish. There was the home-made kind, made by a caring Baba (grandmother), and also the easy-to-get, on-the-go, fast food kind. This dish was definitely a highlight of our trip, and something that will always remind us of the special memories we had.
1lb ground beef
1lb tomatoes
3 lb potatoes
1 diced onion
2 eggs
pinch of baking soda
1 large (32 oz) plain yogurt
1 tbs flour
dash of salt and pepper

Preheat oven 375 degrees
brown the ground beef and onion in a frying pan
In a 9x13" casserole dish, mix together the diced potatoes, chopped tomatoes, and meat
Bake in oven for approx 45 minutes
Meanwhile, mix together half of the yogurt, the eggs, the baking soda, and flour in a separate dish.
Pour evenly over casserole after potatoes begin to soften (about 45 min.) and continue to bake until top browns and potatoes are soft (another 15-25 minutes)
Salt and pepper to taste
Serve with remaining yogurt either on the side or as a topping for dish

Submitted by: Holly Solomon 

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