Friday, November 1, 2013

STUFFED AUBERGINES (Berenjenas rellenas)

This is a very comforting dish for cold days. It can be prepared in advanced, just add the cheese and pop the aubergines in the oven. Delicious!


Ingredientes (4 people)

-2 aubergines (cut in half)
-500 grs. of mince meat
-500 grs.of tomato sauce
-300 grs. of grated cheese
-1 clove of garlic (finely sliced)
-Half onion (finely sliced)
-Olive oil
-Salt and pepper

Cut the aubergines in half and scoop out the aubergine "meat". Slice it finely.
 (Keep the aubergines skin to be used as a "plate")a. Put 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic and onion over low heat for 1 minute. Add the aubergine, season and cook for about 4 or 5 minutes over low heat until it softens. Now add the mince meat, season and cook altogether for about 3 minutes (until the meat is cooked) over médium heat. At this stage add the tomato sauce, mix it all well and over low heat cook for about 3 minutes. Fill the aubergines with the mixture. Put the grated cheese on the top and grill the aubergines in the oven  till the cheese is melted.  Add more grated cheese (like parmesan) if desired.
Perfect with a glass of Rioja wine!!! Enjoy!