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Old 01-20-2020, 03:22   #1
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I have been enjoying the low-carb/keto recipe site wholesomeyum.com and made her Eggplant Lasagna last night. It was (and still is) delicious! I can see this becoming a comfort-food staple.

One of the things I like about her recipes is that they are maximum 10 ingredients. She keeps it simple.

1 tsp Olive oil
2 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1 tsp Sea salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 1/2 cup Marinara sauce (or more - see notes**)
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
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1 medium Eggplant (~1 1/4 lb); sliced lengthwise into 8 slices, about 1/4"-1/2" thick (see notes***)
2 tbsp Olive oil
Sea salt
Black pepper
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8 oz Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Grated parmesan cheese
1 large Egg
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2 cup Mozzarella cheese

Meat Sauce:

- Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the ground beef.
- Season with sea salt and black pepper. Cook until browned (about 10 minutes), breaking apart the meat with a spoon or spatula.
- Stir in marinara sauce and Italian seasoning. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes while preheating the oven and preparing the eggplant.

Eggplant:

- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line and grease a baking sheet.
- Arrange the eggplant slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet (or two small ones). Brush both sides with olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
- Roast the eggplant in the oven for about 15 minutes, until soft.
- When done, remove from the oven and leave the oven on at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).

Cheese Filling:

- Meanwhile, make the cheese filling. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and egg.

Assembly:

- Line the bottom of a 9x13 in (23x33 cm) glass or stoneware casserole dish with a single layer of roasted eggplant slices. Top each slice with the ground beef marinara mixture. Spread the ricotta mixture on top. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Repeat the layers again, with shredded mozzarella last. (You'll end up with 4 oblong stacks - one serving will be 1/2 of one of these.)

Bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese on top is melted and golden.

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Sounds good, moon!

I'll have to try it if I can find some decent eggplant around here at this time of year.

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I'll have to try it if I can find some decent eggplant around here at this time of year.
It will be worth a statewide Minnesota hunt! When you find it, do it proud and make the slices on the thicker side. One of mine wasn't as thick and the eggplant got a bit lost in the rest of the gooey goodness

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Even in my current state of feeling sickly, that looks delicious. Will be checking out that website for sure. Thanks moon!!!

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Made this again and did 3 layers of eggplant vs 2 with same quantities everything else to boost the eggplant ratio and that took it beyond fantastic! My bg definitely approves of this dish

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9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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