Eggplant is low in calories, just 20 calories per cup, mostly from carbohydrates, a potent source of energy. It comes loaded with vitamins and minerals, but its health benefits extend beyond just adding vital nutrients to a meal. Eggplant contains other compounds that promote good health as well, even to the point of helping to prevent cancer and lowering cholesterol. Once you realize how beneficial eggplant is to your health, you may want to give more consideration to it becoming a regular part of your diet.
- 6 Whole Indian Eggplants
- 1 /4 cup of lean ground beef
- 1/3 cup of chopped mushrooms
- 2 tbls of minced garlic
- 4 tbsp. of diced onion
- Stuffing from inside of Indian Egg 1 tbsp. of finely grated ginger
- 1 /3 cup of red peppers (small diced) 3 tbsp. of canola oil
- ½ cup of beef broth
- Salt pepper to taste
- 6 Italian parsley leaves for garnish
- Wash Indian Eggplants, slice off top and save for garnish. Carve out Indian eggplants until you have a large enough cavity to fill with stuffing mixture.
- Slightly rub olive oil and salt, cook in oven for 5-7 mins. Remove from oven and allow cooling.
- Heat oil in saute pan, along with the garlic, onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Cook until mushrooms become tender and add ground beef. Ground beef must cook until well done.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, then add the minced garlic, grated ginger, and raw stuffing from Indian eggplant, and beef broth. Cover with a lid and allow to slowly simmer. Once fully cooked to a soft consistency, let cool before beginning to stuff.
- Stuff each Indian eggplant with ground beef mixture and garnish with saved tops and add a sprig of Italian parsley.