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Stuffed Aubergines with Feta   HT  MC  70mins

 

Serves 4    Hot  Beef  Cheese  Main Course  Gluten Wheat free  Eggless

 

Ingredients

2 large Aubergines (eggplants) 

A little Olive Oil

2 tbsp Peanut Oil 

1 Large Onion, chopped 

225g/8oz Lean Minced Beef 

1 Red Capsicum (sweet pepper) deseeded and chopped 

1 teasp dried Sweet Basil 

1 teasp Chilli Powder 

175g/6oz Feta Cheese, crumbled 

8 slices Mozzarella Cheese, 2.5cm/1-inch wide 

Salt and Pepper

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6. Cut the aubergines in half lengthways, score the flesh in a crisscross pattern and brush liberally with olive oil. 

 

2. Place the aubergine halves in a shallow baking dish and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.

 

3.  After the cooking time, remove the aubergine from the oven and scoop out most of the cooked flesh, leaving a sturdy shell. Chop the flesh and set the flesh and shells aside. 

 

4. Heat the peanut oil in a large frying pan,  add the onion,  beef and pepper, season well and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. 

 

5. Add the basil and chilli powder mix well and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes over a medium heat. 

 

6. Add the chopped aubergine flesh to the pan, mix well and  continue cooking for a further 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Preheat the grill to hot.

 

7. Add the Feta cheese and cook stirring, until melted. 

 

8. Spoon filling into aubergine shells and top with the slices of Mozzarella Cheese, place in a lined grill pan and  grill until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable

 

Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.

 

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