American Pistachio Moussaka

 

American Pistachio Moussaka

Yield: about 1¾ cups

Ingredients

2 Medium eggplants, cut crosswise into ½-inch slices

½ cup Butter or margarine, melted

¾ pound Ground beef

1 Large onion, chopped

1 can Tomato sauce

¼ cup Chopped parsley

1 teaspoon Salt

½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon Pepper

½ cup Coarsely chopped natural American pistachios

2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese

Custard (recipe follows)

Instructions

Brush both sides of eggplant with butter; broil, 4 minutes per side. Set aside. Brown beef and onion; drain excess fat. Add tomato sauce, parsley, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. In a 2½ quart shallow baking pan layer ½ eggplant and ½ meat mixture; repeat. Pour Custard over top. Bake at 375°F., 30 minutes. Sprinkle pistachios, then cheese on top; bake an additional 10 minutes or until heated through.