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Baked Eggplant with Meat Sauce

 
Baked Eggplant with Meat Sauce
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $3.78 One serving costs about $3.78

$3.78 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free beverage,drink
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  eggplants
eggplants
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp ghee
ghee
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground allspice
ground allspice
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
1 lb
1 lb ground lamb
ground lamb
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground nutmeg
ground nutmeg
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground pepper
ground pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups low sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1
1  diced onion
diced onion
0.25 cups
0.25 cups pine nuts
pine nuts
some
some plain yogurt
plain yogurt
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
32 oz
32 oz tomatoes
tomatoes
2  eggplants
2
eggplants
1 Tbsp ghee
1 Tbsp
ghee
0.25 tsps ground allspice
0.25 tsps
ground allspice
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
1 lb ground lamb
1 lb
ground lamb
0.5 tsps ground nutmeg
0.5 tsps
ground nutmeg
0.5 tsps ground pepper
0.5 tsps
ground pepper
0.5 cups low sodium chicken broth
0.5 cups
low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1  diced onion
1
diced onion
0.25 cups pine nuts
0.25 cups
pine nuts
some plain yogurt
some
plain yogurt
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
32 oz tomatoes
32 oz
tomatoes

Equipment

glass baking pan
glass baking pan
baking sheet
baking sheet
pastry brush
pastry brush
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
broiler
broiler
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
glass baking pan
glass baking pan
baking sheet
baking sheet
pastry brush
pastry brush
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
broiler
broiler
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Cookin Canuck

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.96
Ingredient
2 eggplants
1 tablespoon ghee
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 diced onion
1/4 cup pine nuts
some plain yogurt
32 ounces tomatoes
Price
$3.03
$0.29
$0.05
$0.32
$6.04
$0.08
$0.03
$0.36
$0.17
$0.24
$1.81
$0.03
$3.41
$15.85

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

Cooking Tips

  • Clarified butter is the pure butterfat that remains when the milk solids and water have been removed from normal butter. Clarified butter can be used to cook at higher temperatures than normal butter. Ghee is a type of clarified butter common in Indian dishes.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
561 Calories
25g Protein
40g Total Fat
28g Carbs
44% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
561
28%

Fat
40g
63%

  Saturated Fat
15g
94%

Carbohydrates
28g
9%

  Sugar
15g
17%

Cholesterol
92mg
31%

Sodium
675mg
29%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
50%

Manganese
1mg
99%

Vitamin B3
10mg
52%

Vitamin C
38mg
46%

Fiber
11g
46%

Vitamin B12
2µg
44%

Potassium
1445mg
41%

Vitamin A
1953IU
39%

Vitamin K
37µg
36%

Phosphorus
356mg
36%

Zinc
5mg
35%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Copper
0.59mg
29%

Vitamin B6
0.57mg
29%

Folate
113µg
28%

Magnesium
107mg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.4mg
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Vitamin B1
0.34mg
23%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin B5
1mg
17%

Calcium
93mg
9%

covered percent of daily need

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