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Corn Moussaka

This is a delicious casserole. It is also different, with the flavors of corn, tomato, and cinnamon coming together harmoniously. I spotted this recipe in a magazine (Sunset ?) over 25 years ago. I have been making it ever since and I think your family will enjoy it as well. The only liberty I have taken with the recipe is the type of corn used as well as the amount.

Corn Moussaka, tomato cinnamon beef, and delicate cheese custard baked with corn.
Corn Moussaka.

Corn Moussaka
adapted from: Sunset Magazine

corn, 2 -3 c frozen corn OR 1 - 2 15 oz can corn, drained very well
1 pound lean ground beef
1 T flour
8 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 c water
1/2 t garlic salt
1/4 t rounded top cinnamon - 1/4 t flat top is not enough, but 1/2 t is too much

2 eggs
1 16 oz carton cottage cheese
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Spread corn in a 1 1/2 qt flat bottom ovenproof casserole.

Brown beef, drain excess fat. Sprinkle with the flour and cook an additional minute. Add garlic salt, cinnamon,  tomato sauce and water. Stir well and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes, spread over corn.

The garlic, tomato, and cinnamon are absolutely delicious together.

Bake 20 minutes

Beat eggs well, stir in cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese. Spread over meat mixture.

Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until topping is cooked. If desired, broil a minute or two to brown.

Serves 6


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  1. This sounds so good. I do not cook much anymore, just one, but would love a big helping of yours.

  2. this is very different with the addition of the cinnamon , sounds wonderful, I hope you are well,

    1. The cinnamon is very tasty, thanks for stopping to visit!

  3. This sounds so good! I cinnamon with ground beef!

  4. This sounds like a heavenly Moussaka. I love every ingredient in it and I am especially attracted to the cottage cheese layer. I can't wait to try it!

    1. That cottage cheese layer is one of my favorite parts!

  5. I like the sound of this since I'm often iffy about eggplant.

  6. thank you.....I also tried this recipie 25 years ago, but I lost it and have been searching for it ever since. Can't wait to make it again

    1. Wow, I am so happy that you found it here, thanks for stopping by!


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