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Baked Eggplant with Meat Sauce

 
Baked Eggplant with Meat Sauce
Image © Cookin Canuck
 
One serving costs about $0

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:0%

Spoonacular Score: 0%

 

Ingredients

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

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 olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon ghee
1 pound ground lamb
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 diced onion
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
32 ounces tomatoes
Price
$3.03
$0.17
$1.81
$0.29
$6.04
$0.32
$0.08
$0.05
$0.03
$0.24
$0.36
$3.41
$15.82

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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."

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

Cooking Tips

  • 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.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

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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
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
561
28%

Fat
40g
63%

  Saturated Fat
15g
94%

Carbohydrates
28g
9%

  Sugar
15g
17%

Cholesterol
92mg
31%

Sodium
674mg
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
1444mg
41%

Vitamin A
1953IU
39%

Vitamin K
37µg
36%

Phosphorus
355mg
36%

Zinc
5mg
35%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Copper
0.59mg
29%

Vitamin B6
0.57mg
28%

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
92mg
9%

covered percent of daily need

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