Eggplant Rolls Stuffed With Ground Beef


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Grilled eggplant roll-ups stuffed with ground beef and bake in deliciously rich tomato sauce. Try this easy Eggplant Rolls recipe for a tasty and comforting meal. With a hint of cinnamon and oregano – these gorgeous eggplant rolls taste like Greek moussaka but are way faster to make!

Eggplant Rolls

Definitely, one of my favorite eggplant recipes – a delicious way to serve eggplant as rolls stuffed with ground beef and baked in rich tomato sauce. These eggplant roll-ups taste similar to Greek moussaka but are faster and easier to make.

Here’s the overview of the process:

  • Baking or grilling the eggplant – both options work, although I prefer using a grill pan or an electric grill.
  • Making the beef stuffing – simply mix together ground beef (or pork, chicken) with grated onion, egg, and spices.
  • Cooking rich tomato sauce – quickly made with canned tomatoes, wine, and spices.
  • Assembling the roll-ups and baking!

Here’s how this process looks like:

Grilled eggplant roll-ups stuffed with ground beef and bake in deliciously rich tomato sauce. Try this easy Eggplant Rolls recipe for a tasty and comforting meal. With a hint of cinnamon and oregano - these gorgeous eggplant rolls taste like Greek moussaka but are way faster to make!
Grilled eggplant roll-ups stuffed with ground beef and bake in deliciously rich tomato sauce. Try this easy Eggplant Rolls recipe for a tasty and comforting meal. With a hint of cinnamon and oregano - these gorgeous eggplant rolls taste like Greek moussaka but are way faster to make!

What you need

Here’s your checklist:

  • Eggplants – it’s better to choose smaller ones than bigger ones. Big eggplants tend to have a spongy texture and taste bitter.
  • Ground beef – or pork, chicken, turkey. Choose the meat you like.
  • Eggs
  • Onion and garlic – basics.
  • Spices and herbs – dried oregano, cinnamon, dried basil, salt, pepper, sugar or honey.
  • Canned tomatoes – or tomato puree.
  • Grated cheese – any you like, eg. parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar.
  • Red wine – optional, but recommended.
  • Olive oil and butter.

Most probably you have some of these ingredients already in your pantry!

Grilled eggplant roll-ups stuffed with ground beef and bake in deliciously rich tomato sauce. Try this easy Eggplant Rolls recipe for a tasty and comforting meal. With a hint of cinnamon and oregano - these gorgeous eggplant rolls taste like Greek moussaka but are way faster to make!

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AuthorEwaCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Grilled eggplant roll-ups stuffed with ground beef and bake in deliciously rich tomato sauce. Try this easy Eggplant Rolls recipe for a tasty and comforting meal. With a hint of cinnamon and oregano - these gorgeous eggplant rolls taste like Greek moussaka but are way faster to make!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

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 2 Eggplants
 600 g Ground beef (or 400g beef and 200g pork)
 800 g Crushed tomatoes (or around 700ml passata)
 1 Onion (chopped)
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 1 Egg
  cup Semi-dry or dry red wine
 150 g Freshly shredded cheese (eg. parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar)
 1 tsp Each: cinnamon, dried oregano, paprika, dried basil, sugar
 Salt and pepper (to taste)
 Olive oil
 Butter
To serve
 Mashed potatoes, rice, bread
 Cucumber salad

1

Slice eggplants into 1cm thick slices. Sprinkle slices with olive oil, then fry on both sides on a super grill pan until nicely charred. Set aside to cool down.

2

Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius degrees.

3

Put ground meat in a bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, basil, paprika, and cinnamon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add half of the grated cheese. Add 1 whole egg. Mix everything together.

4

Heat a large pan or pot with a little bit of olive oil and butter, add chopped onion, minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, basil, cinnamon, paprika. Cook until onion is soft. Then, add tomatoes and red wine. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Taste and season with salt, pepper, and sugar.

5

Make rolls with the meat stuffing and slices of grilled eggplant.

6

Pour a small amount of tomato sauce on the bottom of the baking dish, place eggplant rolls on the sauce. Pour the rest of the sauce, sprinkle with the rest of grated cheese. Put in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes

Ingredients

 2 Eggplants
 600 g Ground beef (or 400g beef and 200g pork)
 800 g Crushed tomatoes (or around 700ml passata)
 1 Onion (chopped)
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 1 Egg
  cup Semi-dry or dry red wine
 150 g Freshly shredded cheese (eg. parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar)
 1 tsp Each: cinnamon, dried oregano, paprika, dried basil, sugar
 Salt and pepper (to taste)
 Olive oil
 Butter
To serve
 Mashed potatoes, rice, bread
 Cucumber salad

Directions

1

Slice eggplants into 1cm thick slices. Sprinkle slices with olive oil, then fry on both sides on a super grill pan until nicely charred. Set aside to cool down.

2

Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius degrees.

3

Put ground meat in a bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, basil, paprika, and cinnamon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add half of the grated cheese. Add 1 whole egg. Mix everything together.

4

Heat a large pan or pot with a little bit of olive oil and butter, add chopped onion, minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, basil, cinnamon, paprika. Cook until onion is soft. Then, add tomatoes and red wine. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Taste and season with salt, pepper, and sugar.

5

Make rolls with the meat stuffing and slices of grilled eggplant.

6

Pour a small amount of tomato sauce on the bottom of the baking dish, place eggplant rolls on the sauce. Pour the rest of the sauce, sprinkle with the rest of grated cheese. Put in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes

Eggplant Rolls Stuffed With Ground Beef

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21 Comments

  1. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome 28 September 2019 at 14:51

    Oh my this looks and sounds amazing! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! I look forward to seeing what you’ll bring to the next party.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:45

      Thanks Helen! Give it a try!

      Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:44

      🙂

      Reply
  2. Irene 29 September 2019 at 08:24

    Looks delicious!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:44

      Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Jenny Walters 29 September 2019 at 08:31

    I have never eaten eggplant rolls but have always wanted too! This recipe looks delicious and very tempting. Thank you for sharing it with #BakingCrumbs

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:44

      You need to try! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Roseann Hampton 29 September 2019 at 18:57

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:44

      Thank you Roseann!

      Reply
  5. Jo Allison 30 September 2019 at 04:23

    These look delicious. I do love aubergine but don’t cook with it often enough as family isn’t too keen although they might just be convinced to devour these gorgeous meaty rolls! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe with #BakingCrumbs 🙂

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:43

      Thanks Jo!

      Reply
  6. Shelbee on the Edge 30 September 2019 at 05:07

    I am not a big fan of eggplant because they do taste bitter. But now I know it’s because I always choose the biggest ones! Now that you shared that little bit of information that smaller ones are not as bitter, I will give them a try again. This recipe is the perfect place to start. Thanks for linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:43

      You should try this recipe then! 😀

      Reply
  7. Jean | Delightful Repast 30 September 2019 at 11:27

    Ewa, this looks delicious! Pinning for future reference. I’m an eggplant fan, but even my husband could enjoy eggplant like this.

    Reply
    1. David Arndt 30 September 2019 at 18:55

      This sounds good. I will have to try this.

      Reply
    2. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:43

      Thank you Jean! 🙂

      Reply
  8. frugal hausfrau 30 September 2019 at 23:41

    What a nice tutorial and what a lovely dish! Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!

    Mollie

    Reply
    1. Ewa 1 October 2019 at 07:43

      You need to give it a try 😉 !

      Reply
  9. Barbara Chapman 2 October 2019 at 17:51

    Hello Ewa, thank you for linking up at last week’s Share Your Style! I am happy to feature your post this week at SYS #226. Thank you!!!

    Happy fall to you,
    Barb 🙂

    Reply
  10. Mother of 3 3 October 2019 at 15:59

    Ooh! Those look so yummy. I don’t often prepare eggplant because other than eggplant parm. I’m not really sure what else to do with it. Thanks for sharing at the Happy Fall party. Pinned.

    Reply

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