Lebanese Style Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

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Lebanese Style Stuffed Eggplant
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  1. Hollow out each eggplant with a melon-ball cutter, working from bottom end and leaving about 1/3 inch eggplant flesh along interior walls.
  2. Rinse rice in a sieve under cold water until water runs clear. Drain well.
  3. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Fry pine nuts, stirring frequently, until golden, about 3 minutes, then transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Sauté onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer 1/2 cup onion mixture to bowl with pine nuts. Add stock, tomatoes, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to skillet and simmer, uncovered, while stuffing eggplant.
  4. Add rice, meat, allspice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to bowl with onion mixture and mix well with your hands.
  5. Stuff eggplant with meat mixture, being careful not to pack tightly (rice will expand during cooking). Transfer stuffed eggplants to skillet with tomato sauce and simmer, covered, carefully turning once, until rice is cooked through, 50 minutes to 1 hour (cut 1 in half to test).
  6. If sauce is watery, transfer eggplant to a plate and boil sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, 3 to 5 minutes, then adjust seasoning if necessary. Return stuffed eggplant to sauce. Squeeze lemon over dish and sprinkle with parsley before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 364.61 Kcal (1527 kJ)
Calories from fat 249.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.77g 43%
Cholesterol 43.78mg 15%
Sodium 185.19mg 8%
Potassium 306.89mg 7%
Total Carbs 15.07g 5%
Sugars 3.25g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 14.07g 28%
Vitamin C 8.2mg 14%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 26.1mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 168.52 Kcal (706 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.83g 43%
Cholesterol 20.24mg 15%
Sodium 85.59mg 8%
Potassium 141.84mg 7%
Total Carbs 6.97g 5%
Sugars 1.5g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 5%
Protein 6.5g 28%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 14%
Iron 0.7mg 9%
Calcium 12.1mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.4
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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