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Fake “Stuffed”Eggplant

This recipe makes a TON of food. But... it's quick, easy, and yummy.


Ingredients List:

5 small Eggplants (about 6-7 inches long)

5 tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

1 pound Ground Beef or Lamb

2 tablespoons Tomato Paste

2 small Onion

3-4 cloves Garlic

Small Handful of Raisins

Splash of Chicken Stock

3 tablespoons Butter

1/2 cup Parsley (finely chopped)

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


  1. Heat oven to 475°.

  2. Halve 4 Eggplants.

  3. Pour 1/4 cup Olive Oil on a rimmed baking sheet.

  4. Season the cut side of the Eggplant with Salt & Pepper.

  5. Place Eggplant cut side down in the oil.

  6. Roast in oven till tender, about 20 minutes.

  7. Peel 5th Eggplant and dice into 1/2" pieces.

  8. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of Oil.

  9. Stir in Beef or Lamb, Tomato Paste, Onions, Garlic, Diced Eggplant & Raisins.

  10. Season with Salt and Pepper.

  11. Add Stock.

  12. Cook until Eggplant and Onions are soft, about 8-10 minutes.

  13. Remove from heat.

  14. While the meat cooks, melt Butter in a small skillet over medium heat.

  15. Add the Bread Crumbs and toast till golden.

  16. Stir the Parsley and Cheese into Bread Crumbs.

  17. Add 1/2 to the meat mixture.

  18. Remove Eggplant from the oven and transfer it to a serving platter.

  19. Top each half with a mound of meat stuffing and sprinkle with Bread Crumb mixture.

  20. Serve immediately.



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