5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant

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A contemporary twist on Lebanese stuffed eggplant, this 5-ingredient slow cooker meal of eggplant and beef is slowly simmered in a warm, cinnamon-spiced tomato sauce.

My Auntie Paula’s stuffed eggplant is among my preferred Lebanese meals of all time. We call it “Bitten Jen.” This is a simple yet rewarding meal. The eggplant is packed with the timeless mix of ground beef or lamb and rice.

If you’re familiar with Middle Eastern food, you have actually most likely seen this meat and rice combo utilized to stuff various vegetables. Our household enjoys kousa squash, cabbage and grape leaves.

Making veggies the star of the show is an excellent way to extend the food budget.

I love to transform my favorite meals into slow cooker dishes. In numerous instances, I’ve found that slow cooking actually elevates the taste of the meal.

That was certainly the case with this 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant. Any bitterness that may have existed in the eggplant is non-existant and cinnamon aromatic tomato sauce keeps the meat tender and tasty.

Nothing can replace my Aunt Paula’s packed eggplant however in the meantime, this will continue to be a weeknight favorite in our house.

Your fork is waiting.

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant

Liz Della Croce

A modern-day twist on Lebanese packed eggplant, this 5-ingredient slow cooker meal of eggplant and beef is gradually simmered in a warm, cinnamon-spiced tomato sauce.

Preparation Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 4 hrs

Total Time 4 hrs10 mins

Course Entree

Cuisine Lebanese

Servings 6

Calories 207 kcal

Active Ingredients

  • 1 big eggplant cut into large pieces or 2 medium
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 32 ounce can crushed tomatoes low sodium
  • 3 tablespoons All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend
  • toasted pine nuts and minced parsley optional garnish
  • Lebanese Rice Pilaf to serve

Guidelines

  • Location all active ingredients in a sluggish cooker and heat on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.

  • Serve over Lebanese Rice Pilaf and spray with fresh minced parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 207 kcal Carbohydrates: 152 g Protein: 18 g Fat: 8.4 g Hydrogenated Fat: 3.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.9 g Cholesterol: 53 mg Salt: 911 mg Fiber: 6.3 g Sugar: 7.7 g

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