Recipes

Easy eggplant bake

Our take on this hearty dish.

Easy eggplant bake

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice eggplant into 1cm thick rounds and spray with canola oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  3. In a large pan, fry mince until brown.
  4. Add onion and cook until tender.
  5. Add chopped vegetables to the pan, cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Stir through the legumes, pepper and parsley.
  8. Spread meat sauce on bottom of oven proof dish then top with eggplant rounds. Continue to layer, finishing with meat sauce.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley. 

$1.94 per serve as at Oct 2017

Tip

Use chickpeas or kidney beans in place of lentils.

Note

Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. Search ‘food and choking' at health.govt.nz

Easy eggplant bake

To serve

To serve: 10

You need

  • 1.5 kg eggplant
  • Canola oil spray
  • 200g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups finely diced vegetables (e.g. broccoli stalks, carrot, capsicum, cauliflower stalk)
  • 2x 400g can tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1x 400g can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped Italian parsley plus extra to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice eggplant into 1cm thick rounds and spray with canola oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  3. In a large pan, fry mince until brown.
  4. Add onion and cook until tender.
  5. Add chopped vegetables to the pan, cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Stir through the legumes, pepper and parsley.
  8. Spread meat sauce on bottom of oven proof dish then top with eggplant rounds. Continue to layer, finishing with meat sauce.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley. 

$1.94 per serve as at Oct 2017

Tip

Use chickpeas or kidney beans in place of lentils.

Note

Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. Search ‘food and choking' at health.govt.nz

Easy eggplant bake

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