Greek Lamb Over Roasted Eggplant

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds eggplant

  • cooking spray

  • 1 pounds lamb, ground

  • 1 1/4 cup(s) onion(s), diced

  • 2 clove(s) garlic, minced

  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, black ground

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground

  • 29 ounce(s) diced tomatoes, undrained, 2 (14.5 ounce) cans

  • 2 tablespoon mint, fresh, chopped

  • 2 ounce(s) cheese, feta, crumbled, 1/2 cup

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Cut eggplants into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place 18 slices on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat eggplant with cooking spray. Cut remaining eggplant slices into 1/2-inch cubes. Bake eggplant slices at 350° for 33 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.

  3. While eggplant bakes, heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add cubed eggplant, and sauté 7 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Remove eggplant from pan; set aside.

  4. Add lamb, onion, and garlic to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lamb is browned, stirring to crumble lamb. Drain mixture; return to pan.

  5. Stir in cinnamon and next 3 ingredients; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cubed eggplant; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in mint. Spoon sauce over roasted eggplant slices. Top evenly with cheese.

  6. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 3 eggplant slices, 1 cup sauce, and 4 teaspoons cheese).


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Nutritional Info (Per serving)
Calories
259
Saturated Fat
6g
Sodium
657mg
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
Total Fat
13g
Carbs
20g
Cholesterol
61mg
Protein
17g
Carb Choices
1.5

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3 replies

doc mike
doc mike 2010-03-01 07:34:07 -0600 Report

This is a very tasty & healthy recipe. It can also be used as a wrap by making the sauce just a little thicker and spoon it over a slice or two of the eggplant on a large whole wheat wrap folded like a burrito. Don't spare the crumbled Feta. You could use chopped parsely or cilantro if you don't want the mint.

Avera
Avera 2009-01-14 22:11:52 -0600 Report

It has been a while since I fixed lamb. I already have the eggplant so buying the lamb is all I need. This dish is sure going to taste great and sounds pretty easy to fix.