Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stuffed Eggplant


2 medium size purple eggplants
2 cups fresh tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large white onion, chopped
Handful of fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Sea salt and black pepper
1lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, grated
Extra Virgin olive oil
2 cups cooked wild brown rice
2 cups vegetable broth

Cut eggplant in half and scoop out the center leaving about an inch around the edge. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper. Chop center part into small pieces and set aside.

In a large deep sided skillet, add three tablespoons of olive oil. When hot add onions and garlic, saute until soft. Add ground beef and the center part of the eggplants, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked. Mix in tomatoes, rice, and parsley. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Drizzle olive oil over a baking sheet and arrange eggplants and fill with the meat mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Bake for 1 hour. Serve immediately.


5 comments:

Carrie's Experimental Kitchen said...

Gorgeous!

Rich and Sweet said...

lovely!!!!

Mia said...

thank you!!

Beverley said...

Mia, you know I love your recipes as much as I love you and this is another one that I have been keeping my eye out for. Thank you

love
Beverley xoxo

Mia said...

Thanks dear Beverley!

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