- 2 medium eggplants
- all-purpose flour, for dredging
- 3+2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying, plus extra if necessary
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 250 g ground beef
- 50 ml red wine
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 bouillon cube
- pinch of sugar
- ½ bunch parsley (separated)
- 250 g spaghetti, no. 10 (10 minutes)
- 100 g parmesan cheese, grated
- 125 g gouda cheese, grated
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- Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
- Wash the eggplants. Cut into slices, lengthwise, 1 cm thick. Place them in a bowl full of water. Drain and allow them to dry on paper towels.
- Dredge them in flour. Fry in a pan with about 3 tablespoons of olive oil, until golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan and allow to drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Finely chop the onion, garlic and thyme. Sauté in a non-stick pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the ground meat. Sauté until golden and add the red wine.
- Cook until the alcohol evaporates.
- Add the canned tomatoes, a pinch of sugar, salt, bouillon cube and pepper. Let it simmer for a while.
- Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti as instructed on the box.
- When the sauce has reduced, remove from heat and add ½ a bunch of parsley and 75 g grated parmesan cheese.
- Combine pasta and meat sauce.
- Add 2 tablespoons of pasta and meat sauce to each slice of eggplant. Make into a roll and transfer to a metallic muffin pan. Repeat with remaining eggplant slices.
- Divide the grated gouda and remaining parmesan evenly over the eggplant rolls.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese melts.
- Remove from oven. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.