Layered Eggplant and Mince Casserole

    1 hour 40 minutes

    Eggplant goes great with tomato, beef and garlic in this easy to prepare and well seasoned recipe. It is like lasagne without the lasagne.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 750g lean beef mince
    • 2 onions, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 2 1/2 litres water
    • 1 (400g) tin peeled and diced tomatoes
    • 1/3 cup dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 eggplant
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
    • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large frypan over medium heat saute the mince, onion and garlic for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain excess fat. Stir in the tomato paste, water, tomatoes, parsley, thyme, oregano and basil. Set aside.
    3. Slice eggplant into 1/2cm rounds. Place a layer of eggplant into the bottom of a lightly greased 23x33cm glass baking dish. Then place a layer of the beef mince mixture over the eggplant, followed by a layer of sliced onion. Top this with 1/2 the breadcrumbs and cheese. Then repeat the layers: eggplant, beef mince mixture, sliced onion and remaining breadcrumbs and cheese.
    4. Cover with foil and bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour; remove foil and bake for 20 more minutes.

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    Great recipe, very yummy but I don't think we need so much water  -  16 Nov 2013


    great dish for a pot luck tea or bbq yummy  -  30 Sep 2013


    My family loved it, and I enjoyed it too, even though I'm not a big eggplant fan. I modified it a bit, because I didn't have canned tomatoes or paste- I used a jar of spaghetti sauce, and it worked well. I also used about a cup and a half of mozzarella instead of the parm, inbetween layers. I used almost 2 whole eggplants, and 2lb of ground beef. Thank you for the inspiration, I hope others love it too!  -  21 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)