Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Eggplant (Aubergine) Fit for a Sheik (Sheik Al Mihshee) Recipe

Eggplant (Aubergine) Fit for a Sheik (Sheik Al Mihshee)
Eggplant (Aubergine) Fit for a Sheik (Sheik Al Mihshee)

Total Time 1hr 45mins | Prep 45 mins | Cook 1 hr

My grandmother NEVER told me this was eggplant, or I never would have eaten it. Darn it! I guess I really DO like eggplant. The nerve of her! Prep time includes time to allow eggplant "sweat" or drain.

Ingredients

Servings 6
Units US

1 large eggplant, sliced and unpeeled (2 lb)
1 lb ground lamb or 1 lb ground beef
1 (22 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon salt
pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon clove
2 crushed garlic cloves
2 medium onions, sliced (or chopped)
2 -3 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  1. Lay out slices of eggplant on a large platter, and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Let sit for approx 1/2 an hour.
  3. Drain off water.
  4. Brown meat and onions.
  5. Add garlic, cook and stir for another minute, then drain.
  6. Combine tomatoes with remaining seasonings.
  7. Butter a casserole.
  8. Layer half beef mixture, eggplant, tomatoes.
  9. Repeat.
  10. Cover.
  11. Bake in an 450°F oven for 1 hour.
Source: food.com

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