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Eggplant and Beef Bake

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This Cheesy Eggplant and Ground Beef Casserole is a hearty, comforting dish that combines the soft, spongy texture of eggplant with the rich, savory flavor of ground beef, all topped with a golden layer of melted cheese. It’s a perfect example of how simple ingredients can be transformed into a delicious meal that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Whether you’re looking for a new family favorite or just a delicious way to use eggplant, this casserole is sure to impress. The layers of eggplant, beef, and tomatoes meld together under a bubbly cheese topping, creating a symphony of flavors in every bite. Serve it up on a chilly evening for a warm, comforting dinner that everyone at the table will love.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggplants
  • 300 grams (10 oz) of ground beef
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz) of water (optional, if the ground beef is very dry)
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • 60 grams (2 oz) of hard cheese

 

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Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Cut the eggplants into slices about 1-1.5 cm thick.
  3. Lay the slices on a baking sheet, pierce them with a fork, and season with salt.
  4. In a bowl, season the ground beef with salt. If the beef is very dry, add 60 ml of water to moisten it.
  5. Use a spoon to spread the ground beef evenly over the eggplant slices.
  6. Thinly slice the tomatoes and place them on top of the ground beef.
  7. Lightly season the tomatoes with salt.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Grate the hard cheese finely and sprinkle it over the eggplant slices.
  10. Increase the oven temperature to 200°C (400°F) and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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