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Greek Style Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized eggplants
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground lamb or lean beef
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint leaves or 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 lb can of tomatoes (keep liquid)
  • 1 cup shredded feta or cheese of choice
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the eggplants in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp, leaving the shells about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle the inside of the shells with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Finely chop the pulp. Sauté the pulp with the onion in oil for  about 15 minutes or until soft. Stir frequently. Remove from  the saucepan and set aside.
  4. Sauté the beef or lamb in the remaining oil until brown. Add thepulp mixture, parsley, mint, and tomatoes (with liquid).
  5. Place shells in baking dish; fill each with beef mixture.
  6. Top with cheese.
  7. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.

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