Grilled Eggplant Roll-Ups

Grilled Eggplant Roll-Ups with Spiced Beef Filling

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Eggplants
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Onion (minced very fine)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (mashed)
  • 1/2 tsp. Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Olive Oil

Spiced Beef Filling Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the chopped onion and saute until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Next, add ground beef and stir to incorporate into the onion, allowing the meat to cook through a little, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and spices, and stir to combine. Heat for 10 minutes to enhance flavors.

Grilled Eggplant Instructions:

  1. Slice Eggplant, length wise, into quarter inch slices, approximately 12 slices.
  2. Drizzle 4 tablespoons total over both slides of the eggplant.
  3. season slices generously with pinches of salt and pepper.
  4. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Grill eggplant for about 4 minutes per side or until tender and golden-brown.
  6. Allow eggplant to cool slightly and prepare to assemble and finish the roll-ups by adding the spiced beef filling.

To Assemble and Serve:

To make the roll-ups, take one grilled eggplant slice with the wider portion of the slice closest to you, and spoon about 3 gnerous tablespoons worth of spiced beef filling into the slice. Wrap the eggplant around the filling and roll, being careful not to rip the eggplant. Once rolled, place it seam-side down in baking dish and repeat the process. Making all 12 of the eggplant roll-ups.

Place in 350 degree oven covered for 20 minutes.

While eggplant roll-ups warm in the oven, prepare Alfredo Sauce

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