Monday, August 30, 2010

Baked eggplant and mince - Sheikh Mehshi - Lebanese dish


2 large eggplants
1 onion
200 g lean beef mince
salt & pepper
3 T tomato paste
Tin of chopped tomatoes or fresh - optional

Peel and slice the egg plants into thickish slices. Sprinkle with salt.
Lay them in a baking tray.
Lightly spray a frying pan and fry the onions and mince.
Add the tomato paste and a little water if it looks dry.
When the mince is cooked put the mince on top of the slices of egg plant and bake in the oven for about 1/2 hour on 180 or until the egg plants are tender.

I always add more tomato paste and even a can of chopped tomatoes. The mince needs to be fairly saucy and cover the eggplants.
Some people add green pepper to the mince.

If you were not on Dukan you could add some pine nuts sprinkled on top - YUMMY

1 comment:

  1. I love this dish. I usually make it a lot, but haven't thought of it for my Dukan journey! It's delicious