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Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Walnuts

Stuffed Eggplant with Walnuts and Lamb is a family favorite. Juicy eggplants are roasted to perfection, topped with spicy lamb and crunchy walnuts. It's the perfect combination of flavors!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 541kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large Eggplants
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 lb Ground Lamb
  • 1 cup Walnuts Chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • cup Pomegranate Molasses See Notes
  • cup Parsley Chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat with non stick spray. 
  • Cut the eggplants in halves lengthwise. Cut diamonds into each eggplant half, make sure not to pierce into the eggplant skin. 
  • Brush the eggplants with olive oil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until they're cooked. 
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium heat and pour the 2 tablespoons olive oil into the pan. Saute onion until translucent. Add in garlic and cook for two minutes. 
  • Add in ground lamb and cook until the meat is golden brown and fully cooked. 
  • Add in walnuts, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir well until everything is incorporated. 
  • Mix in the pomegranate molasses. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Top the roasted eggplants with the lamb and walnut mixture. Add some parsley. Serve immediately. 

Notes

  • To make pomegranate molasses at home, simmer pomegranate juice over medium heat until it thickens and has the consistency of syrup. 
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes until heated through. 
  • You can use cooked lentils or mushrooms instead of lamb for a vegetarian version. 
  • If you don't like lamb, use lean ground beef for this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg