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Eggplant ratatouille with minced meat and hot sauce: a recipe for a hearty dinner dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Eggplant ratatouille. Source: freepik

Eggplants can be cooked in many ways, such as ratatouille, stews, babaganoush, and casseroles. They can also be stewed, fried, and made into rolls.

Delicious baked eggplants

The cook shared a recipe for delicious eggplant with meat and hot sauce on Instagram.

Recipe of the dish

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 eggplants
  • 700 g of minced beef
  • 2 onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp suneli hops

For the sauce:

  • a little vegetable oil to fry the onions
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 0,5-1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • a few leaves of basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt, pepper, sugar
  • 10-15 g of butter

Method of preparation:

1. Peel the eggplants, slice them 1 cm thick, season with salt, and leave them for 10-15 minutes to release the moisture. Dry them with paper towels.

Eggplant for the dish

2. Mix the minced meat with onion, salt, and pepper.

Minced meat with sauce

3. In a baking dish with a diameter of 20-22 cm, put the eggplant slices and minced meatballs alternately.

Sauce for the dish

4. Sauce: finely chop the onion and fry until soft. Grind the tomatoes in a blender and add to the onion, cook for about 10 minutes. Then add salt, sugar, pepper, oregano, and basil leaves. Add a piece of butter and remove from the heat in a few minutes. Pour the sauce over the eggplant and put it in the oven, preheated to 180 C for 40 minutes.

Ready to eat

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