Before we dig into this Moussaka, can we take a moment and make sure you’ve all entered to win the $300 Amazon gift card? Perfect.
I wanted to thank Kim Adamec (a fabulous Facebook Fan), who suggested Moussaka when I asked what I could make with my ground beef. Although I like to buy the ground beef, ’cause it’s cheap…and I’m cheap (perfect match!), I don’t always want to make burgers, meatballs or chili (which I made approximately 873 times this winter, just ask Adrian). Sometimes you need to feel uncomfortable in the kitchen to make amazing stuff. Believe me, I am the queen of uncomfortable in the kitchen.
When I was asked by Countryman Press to write a second book about .03 seconds after handing in Cooking with Coconut Oil, I was thrilled. When they pitched the idea of it being about avocados, I was even more thrilled. I love those fatty little green bombs of deliciousness! Then I started creating recipes. And you know, 75 recipes that feature avocado in a better than “guest appearance” kind of way is pretty tough. After the first few months, I was ready to throw in the towel, but I kept going, kept my spirit up and told myself “Just fucking get uncomfortable already!”
So in about two months (August), my second cookbook, “Cooking with Avocados: Healthy Recipes for Good Living” will hit bookstores and it is filled to the brim with unique, simple and delicious recipes! But you can preorder now through Amazon and make me feel good about myself. Go ahead, I’ll wait right here.
And then you can make this stellar Moussaka! I was inspired to make it a Serbian/Greek hybrid because I wanted tomatoes in it, but I also wanted a lower fat creamy topping, which is where the egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt come in. All in all, a pretty fab dish I would serve again and again.
This is what your layers should look like.
Other paleo ground beef deliciousness from other amazing food blogs:
Salisbury Steak from The Domestic Man
Paleo Cajun Burgers with Caramelized Onions from Plaid and Paleo
Creamy Plantain and Squash Ground Beef Mash from The Healthy Foodie
Cavegirl Meatloaf from Cavegirl Cuisine