Baked Eggplant with Savory Meat Filling

Dive into the layers of our Baked Eggplant with Savory Meat Filling, a dish that transforms the humble eggplant into a culinary masterpiece. Each slice of eggplant is tender and richly flavored, paired with a hearty, spiced meat filling that melts in your mouth. The creamy mozzarella and sharp Parmesan create a cheesy crust that’s simply irresistible, making every bite a blend of comforting flavors and textures.

This dish not only pleases the palate but also brings a touch of elegance to your dining table. It’s a testament to the versatility of eggplant, elevated by the robust flavors of the meat and the aromatic spices. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a sophisticated gathering, it’s a recipe that’s bound to become a cherished addition to your culinary repertoire. Try it out and let the oven work its magic, delivering a dish that’s as nourishing as it is flavorful.

Full Recipe:

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 eggplants
    • Olive oil
    • Salt and pepper
    • Sweet paprika
    • Oregano
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 bell peppers, chopped
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 0.7 lb of minced meat
    • Cumin
    • Ginger
    • Coriander
    • Parsley, chopped
    • 8.8 oz of tomato puree
    • 2/3 cup of water
    • 5.3 oz of mozzarella
    • Parmesan


  • Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 356°F. Slice eggplants lengthwise about 0.4 inches thick. Set aside.
    2. Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with salt, garlic powder, pepper, sweet paprika, and oregano.
    3. Brush eggplant slices with olive oil mixture on both sides and bake for 20 minutes until tender.
    4. Sauté onion in olive oil until translucent, add bell peppers, then garlic, and minced meat seasoned with spices.
    5. Once meat is cooked, add parsley, tomato puree, and water. Simmer until thickened.
    6. Assemble the dish with eggplant slices, meat mixture, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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