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Sensational Moussaka Cottage Pie

Sensational Moussaka Cottage Pie


4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 medium onions, cut into medium dice

3 large cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

2 cups canned crushed tomatoes

⅓ cup dark or golden raisins

1 pound eggplant, cut into

1/4-inch thick slices Salt and pepper

1 (24 ounce) package refrigerated mashed potatoes, warmed in the microwave according to instructions

1 large egg, beaten

Directions :

Step 1

Heat 2 Tbs. oil in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cinnamon and cloves; cook about 1 minute. Add meat, stirring to break it up, and cook about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and raisins; simmer 10 minutes.

Step 2

Arrange eggplant slices on a lipped cookie sheet. Brush both sides with remaining oil, and season with salt and pepper. Broil on upper oven rack, turning once with kitchen tongs, until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

Step 3

Reduce heat to 400 degrees. Lay eggplant in a single layer over meat mixture. Whisk egg into mashed potatoes; spread over eggplant. Bake on lower rack until sauce is bubbly, about 20 minutes.