Delicious Syn Free Stuffed Eggplant with ground beef in a delicious tomatoey sauce topped with ricotta and mozzarella - heavenly
1 large eggplant/aubergine, stem removed and halved
250g of extra lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of oregano
1/2 tsp of coriander
pinch of cayenne
2 tbs of tomato paste (puree)
1/2 cup/120ml of beef stock
90g of ricotta - 1 HEa
50g of mozzarella, grated - 1 HEa
cooking oil spray
salt and black pepper
fresh chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 200c/400f
Season eggplant (aubergine) with some salt and black pepper. Spray the flesh side with cooking oil spray.
Place flesh side down on a baking sheet line with parchment paper and bake in the oven for approx 30-35 mins until the eggplant is softened.
While the Eggplant is baking in the oven, Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some cooking oil spray. Add the onion and fry until softened.
Add in the ground beef, carrot and garlic and fry until the beef is browned.
Add in the spices/seasoning, tomato paste and stock and simmer for 10 mins.
Once the eggplant is ready, scoop out some of the flesh to create hollow boats. Chop up the remove flesh and stir this into the beef mixture. Season as needed with some salt and black pepper.
Spoon the mixture into the eggplant halves. Top evenly with the ricotta and mozzarella.
Add to an oven proof dish and cover with foil, baked for 20 mins, then remove the foil, sprinkle with chopped parsley and bake for uncovered for 10 more mins.
Serve and enjoy!!
This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Extra Easy - 1 HEa per serving
Original/SP - 1 HEa per serving
WW Smart Points - 8 per serving
*suitable for freezing
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Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat17.1 g
Saturated Fat8.9 g
Total Carbohydrates28.8 g
Dietary Fiber9.6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/stuffed-eggplant-with-beef-and-ricotta