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Keto Lamb Stuffed Eggplant

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Another find on my keto journey. This recipe comes care of MyKetoKitchen (https://www.myketokitchen.com/keto-recipes/keto-lamb-stuffed-eggplant). Because of the meatiness of the eggplant, a little goes a long way with this dish. You won’t want to toss the extra stuffing as it is really yummy.

Keto Lamb Stuffed Eggplant – “Quick & Meaty”

This delicious Keto Lamb Stuffed Eggplant recipe is inspired by Middle Eastern flavors. It’s a great all-in-one meal that can be enjoyed alone or with a side of cauliflower rice.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Keto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 484 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants or one large
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 cup tomato passata (passata is uncooked puree, to make it but petite chopped tomatoes in a can, put it in a blender and then push through a strainer)
  • 2 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/355F.
  2. Slice the eggplants in half lengthways and cut a 1cm wide border around the edge of each eggplant. Scoop out the centers, dice and set aside.
  3. Place the eggplant shells on a cookie sheet and set aside.
  4. Put a large non-stick frying pan over high heat.
  5. Add the oil, onion, and garlic and saute until the onion starts to turn translucent, then add the lamb.
  6. Saute the lamb, breaking it up, until browned. Add the salt, pepper, and spices, along with the diced eggplant.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes before adding the passata. Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from the heat.
  8. Stir through the spinach and allow to wilt.
  9. Spoon the lamb mixture between the eggplant shells the place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Top with the feta cheese then bake for another 8-12 minutes.
  11. Serve straight away.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition
Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 1019mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1790IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 4.3mg

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