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Eggplant With Minced Pork

Eggplant With Minced Pork

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This easy eggplant with minced pork recipe, layered with tomatoes and cheddar cheese, is a delicious, healthy dinner that will satisfy any appetite. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, and it comes loaded with flavours and textures that will leave your taste buds delighted.

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Eggplant lovers can enjoy this dish, which can vary according to everyone’s tastes and ideas. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of eggplants, and this recipe is similar to the Mediterranean roasted eggplant recipe, only I’ve changed the ingredients a little.

This time, on top of the eggplant, I will put minced pork seasoned in my style, but you can replace it with beef or sausage. If here, I will prepare the eggplant with minced pork in layers in a sandwich style, in other recipes, such as the best eggplant casserole recipe I placed the ingredients in a baking dish in layers, resulting in a delicious moussaka.

Ingredients

For four servings, I will use two large pieces of ripe eggplant, which I will slice lengthwise and serve two slices per person.

On top of the eggplant slices, I will put 500 g of minced pork, seasoned with a teaspoon of sea salt, one teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, a teaspoon and a half of onion powder and a teaspoon of a vegetable mix for soups.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Two Eggplants, Two Tomatoes, Pork Mince, Cheddar, Onion Powder, Vegetable Mix, Salt and Ground Pepper on the Table

We still need two large, ripe tomatoes, which will be sliced, 120 g of cheddar cheese and a spoonful of dried oregano.

How to Make the Eggplant With Minced Pork Recipe?

Preparing the Ingredients

As I usually do when I cook, I start by preparing the ingredients so I will slice the eggplant. First, I will cut the ends with the tail and slice them lengthwise into 1.5-2 cm (0.5-0.8 inches) thick slices, resulting in four pieces from each eggplant.

In many recipes, I usually salt the eggplant slices and leave them aside to remove their bitter juice, but this time I just leave them like that.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Eggplant Slices on the Plate

I also slice the tomatoes quite thinly, about half a centimetre thick (0.2 inches), but I definitely use ripe and aromatic tomatoes.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Tomato Slices on the Chopping Board

I gave the cheddar cheese on a large grater; instead, you can use any kind of ripened cheese, semi-hard or hard, but which melts quickly.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Grated Cheddar on the Chopping Board

Put the minced pork in a bowl and season with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and onion powder. I also put dry vegetable mix because I like the taste it gives to the food.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Seasoned Minced Pork in the Bowl

Mix well by hand until all the ingredients are well incorporated, and you will get a homogeneous meat paste. For better results and a more flavorful taste, I recommend using meat with at least 20-30% fat.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Seasoned Mixed Pork Mince in the Bowl

All the ingredients are prepared, and we can assemble the eggplant with minced pork dish.

Layer the Dish

Grease a baking tray well with two spoons of sunflower oil, but it can be any vegetable or olive oil. Place the eggplant slices in the tray and pierce each piece several times with a fork. This will help the melted fat from the meat to penetrate better into the eggplant.

Season the eggplant slices with one teaspoon of sea salt.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Eggplant Slices in the Baking Tray

Spread all the minced meat evenly over the eggplant slices, making them look like sandwiches.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Eggplant Slices With Mince in the Baking Tray

Place the slices of tomatoes, two or three depending on their size, on top of the meat and sprinkle some dried oregano on top, the friend of tomatoes, which will give the dish a Mediterranean taste.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Eggplant Slices With Mince and Tomato Slices in the Baking Tray

Roasting

Place the tray in the oven preheated to 180 C Fan (356 F) for twenty minutes, enough to cook the meat and eggplant. Only now, I will add grated cheddar cheese over the baked tomato slices, which will be like a crown over the appetizer.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Grated Cheddar on Half-Roasted Eggplant Slices

Put the pan back in the oven, this time at 200 C (392 F), for five minutes, when the cheddar cheese will melt and turn golden.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Ready to Serve in the Baking Tray

And with that, I finished cooking! This was my eggplant with minced pork recipe, a perfect appetizer or light dinner, recommended with all my heart.

Serving

This eggplant with minced pork must be served hot, with fresh bread and possibly with a rocket salad or, if not, a delicious homemade coleslaw.

Eggplant With Minced Pork-Served on the Yellow Plate

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Eggplant With Minced Pork-Served on the Yellow Plate

Eggplant With Minced Pork

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This easy eggplant with minced pork recipe, layered with tomatoes and cheddar cheese, is a delicious, healthy dinner that will satisfy any appetite.
3.25 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizers, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine International, Mediterranean
Servings 4 portions
Calories 520 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 grater
  • 1 Oven tray

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 pieces eggplants large size
  • 500 g pork mince min 20-30 % fat
  • 2 pieces tomatoes large, ripe
  • 120 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper kosher
  • 1+ ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried vegetable mix
  • 1 tbsp oregano dried
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Cut the ends of the eggplants with the tail and slice them lengthwise into thick slices of 1.5-2 cm (0.5-0.8 inches). Slice the tomatoes quite thinly, about half a centimetre thick (0.2 inches). Grate the cheddar cheese on a large grater.
  • Put the minced pork in a bowl and season with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, onion powder and dried vegetable mix.
  • Mix well by hand until all the ingredients are well incorporated, and you will get a homogeneous meat paste.
  • Grease a baking tray with sunflower oil, place the eggplant slices on the tray and pierce each piece several times with a fork. Season with sea salt.
  • Spread all the seasoned minced meat evenly over the eggplant slices.
  • Place the slices of tomatoes on the meat and sprinkle with dried oregano on top.
  • Put the tray in the oven preheated to 180 C Fan (356 F) for twenty minutes.
  • Add the grated cheddar cheese over the baked tomato slices.
  • Put the pan back in the oven at 200 C (392 F) for five minutes, when the cheddar cheese will melt and turn golden.
  • Serve hot, with fresh bread and possibly with a rocket or lettuce salad or, if not, a delicious coleslaw.

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Notes

Instead of cheddar cheese, you can use any kind of ripened cheese, semi-hard or hard, but which melts quickly.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 28gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1713mgPotassium: 414mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 255mgIron: 2mg
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Easy Eggplant with Minced Pork - A Delicious and Healthy Dinner

Easy Eggplant with Minced Pork - A ...
Easy Eggplant with Minced Pork - A Delicious and Healthy Dinner

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