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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 130.4
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.3 mg
  • Sodium: 59.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g

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Meditteranean Eggplant & Turkey

Submitted by: JSMAMMA

Introduction

This is a delicious, easy to make a topper for pasta, rice, couscous, etc. Most of the prep time is spent waiting for the eggplant to drain, so actual running around time is really minimum. This is a delicious, easy to make a topper for pasta, rice, couscous, etc. Most of the prep time is spent waiting for the eggplant to drain, so actual running around time is really minimum.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 large eggplant (about 1.25 lbs)
    1 lb ground turkey (any lean ground meat works)
    1 tbs italian seasoning
    1tsp oregano
    1 tsp thyme
    1 or 2 bay leaves
    salt
    0.5 cups water

Directions

1. Roughly cube eggplant (half inch squares), sprinkle lightly with salt and place in colander to drain for 30 minutes. This removes any bitterness the eggplant may have.
2. After eggplant has drained, place the ground turkey onto a hot skillet over medium heat. Stir the turkey around until some juices have formed and it is halfway done.
3. Add eggplant cubes and stir to thoroughly combine the meat and veggies. Sprinkle in the rest of the seasonings. Place cover on pan, and let simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until eggplant starts to soak up some of the liquid and looks partly cooked.
4. Add some of the water, stir, and close lid quickly. The idea here is to add enough water to prevent sticking but not too much, or else it will end up soupy.
5. The eggplant is done when it is falling apart and the cubes, while not completely gone, are barely distinguishable from each other.
6. Use it on top of rice, quinoa, couscous, or an alternative to pasta sauce on pasta. Enjoy!

This makes about 6 good sized servings (about a cup per person)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JSMAMMA.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was delicious. I added a can of diced tomatoes and some garlic. Even my kids ate it, but weren't crazy about it. But me and my husband really liked it. - 3/3/08

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