Beef and Eggplant Sauce


  • 3 cups eggplant, peeled and cut into bite size
  • 250gm ground beef
  • 2 cups boiling water divided
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Place eggplant in a colander, sprinkle around 1/2 teaspoon salt, leave for 5 minutes. The eggplant will release water
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  3. Wash the eggplant from salt, place on a baking sheet. Dry the eggplant using paper towel. Season with black pepper and salt, add 2 teaspoon olive oil and mix well with your hands. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender but still holding its shape.
  4. In a frying pan, add chopped onion, cook until it starts to change color to light brown, now add 1 teaspoon oil and cook for three minutes, stir continuously.
  5. Add the ground beef and cook for 5 minutes, add the garlic and season with black pepper and cinnamon.(don’t add salt if the eggplant have enough salt already).
  6. Pour one cup boiling water and let it evaporates. Add another cup of boiling water and tomato paste, stir well then add the eggplant.
  7. Cover and let cook until you get around 1/4 cup of gravy/sauce in the pan.

Source : Munaty Cooking

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