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Section: Oven: With Tomatoes
Recipe: Turkish Eggplant With Ground Beef

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Turkish Eggplant With Ground Beef
1 Italian eggplant. cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices
1/4 lb ground beef
1/2 cup sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
2-3 large cloves garlic, minced
3 large organic tomatoes, finely chopped or crushed
about 1/2 cup olive oil, for baking and sauteing
1/4 cup each fresh parsley and mint, chopped
1 tbsp double concentrated tomato paste
seasonings: kosher salt, black pepper, greek oregano, cumin, pinch of

Saute onions in about 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add beef and
seasonings to taste, mix well and saute until it turns light brown. Add
garlic, tomato paste, tomatoes and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes
until tomatoes begin to break down. Reduce heat to simmer.

In meantime, preheat oven to 500 degrees. Bake eggplant slices that have
been tossed in a little olive oil, garlic and sprinkled with salt on a
parchment lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes, or until they are almost
soft. Add the eggplant to the beef mixture, lightly toss. Cover and cook on
low heat another 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked. Add fresh herbs at
the end and serve.

By luisascatering. From: GroupRecipes