Keto Eggplant Burgers (Chinese Qiezi He)

    40 minutes

    Chinese qiezi he are keto eggplant 'burgers', stuffed with pork and green onions, steamed and then served with a garlic-tamari sauce.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 455g Japanese eggplant, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds
    • 225g pork mince
    • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
    • 2 green onions, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • Dipping Sauce
    • 1/4 cup tamari sauce
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Lay eggplant rounds on a work surface. Cut a small slit horizontally through each round, making a pocket to form 'burger buns' that are still joined together.
    2. Mix pork, 2 tablespoons tamari, green onions, ginger, salt and black pepper together in a bowl. Stuff mixture into the 'buns.'
    3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add the stuffed buns and cover. Steam until tender and pork is only slightly pink in the centre, about 20 minutes.
    4. Make dipping sauce

    5. Mix 1/4 cup tamari, garlic, sesame oil and vinegar together in a small bowl to make the dipping sauce. Serve with the cooked eggplant burgers.

    Cook's Notes:

    Apple cider or white wine vinegar both work in this recipe.

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