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Yield: Makes 2 generous servings.


    • 1 medium eggplant
    • 8 ounces ground lamb
    • 1/3 cup chopped onion
    • 1/3 cup chopped celery
    • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
    • 2/3 cup cooked rice
    • 1 small tomato, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
    • 1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Monterey Jack cheese


Cut off cap of eggplant; cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell.

Chop pulp; cover with water and cook about 5 minutes. Drain; set aside. 
Cook lamb in medium skillet until meat is no longer pink, stirring to crumble.

Add onion, celery and green pepper; cook until tender crisp.

Pour off fat.

Stir rice, tomato, salt, basil, thyme, black pepper and eggplant pulp into vegetables. 
Fill eggplant shells.

Spoon any extra rice mixture into small baking dish.

Place eggplant halves in shallow baking dish; bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer.

    Nutrition Facts
    Calories 358   
    Total Fat 13g 
    Cholesterol 89mg 
    Sodium 170mg 
    Total Carbohydrate 30g 
    Dietary Fiber 5g 
    Protein 32g

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