Eggplant Creole in Shell Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Eggplant2 Pound (1 Large Sized)
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Ground beef chuck1⁄2 Pound
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
 Finely chopped onions1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Finely chopped green pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Finely chopped celery1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Canned tomatoes1 Pound, undrained (1 Can)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Dried thyme leaves3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Hot red pepper sauce1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Grape-nuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 196 Calories from Fat 82

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.9 mg

Sodium 553.2 mg23.1%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.2%

Sugars 4.6 g

Protein 12 g24.4%

Vitamin A 15.2% Vitamin C 48.6%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. To prepare the eggplant wash it, score and remove skin from six 3/4-inch diagonal bands on the it.
2. From top of eggplant cut a 2 1/2-inch slice.
3. Then slice a 1/4-inch slice from bottom to give eggplant a firm base to stand on.
4. With a long-handled spoon, scoop out pulp, leaving 1/2-inch-thick shell and dice the pulp.
5. Brush inside and outside of shell and lid with lemon juice, wrap in foil and keep warm in low oven.

MAKING
6. In large skillet, saute beef with garlic until brown and drain off any fat.
7. Add onion, green pepper, diced eggplant and celery and cook over low heat about 5 minutes.
8. Stir in tomatoes, salt, thyme, red-pepper sauce and Grapenuts and simmer for 5 minutes.
9. On a warm serving platter set eggplant shell and spoon meat mixture into it.
10. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.

SERVING
11. To serve spoon Eggplant Creole from shell and pass more Parmesan cheese.
12. Serve preferably with buttered rice.
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