Cheesy Beef-Stuffed Eggplant

There’s something incredibly comforting about the combination of tender eggplant, savory ground beef, and melted mozzarella that makes this dish a heartwarming favorite. It’s a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something greater than the sum of its parts, turning everyday meals into gourmet experiences.

Not only is this recipe a breeze to prepare, but it also serves as a versatile canvas for your culinary creativity. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just make a weeknight dinner special, these Mediterranean Eggplant Boats with Savory Beef and Cheese are sure to be a hit. The perfect blend of textures and flavors, it’s a dish that promises satisfaction in every bite.

Full Recipe:


  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 200g ground beef
  • 1/4 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Salt, black pepper, and paprika to taste
  • 1 large eggplant, sliced
  • Unsalted butter
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish



  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and pour in some olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped onion and fry for about 2 minutes.
  3. Incorporate the minced garlic and ground beef, cooking for 3-5 minutes and breaking up the meat.
  4. Mix in the yellow bell pepper and tomato, continuing to cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Season with salt, black pepper, and paprika, stir well, and set aside.
  6. In a separate pan, melt some unsalted butter over medium heat.
  7. Brush olive oil on the eggplant slices, season with salt and black pepper, and fry for 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Arrange the fried eggplant slices on a baking tray, top each with the beef mixture, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Cover with another slice of eggplant, creating a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  10. Bake at 356°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.
  11. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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