Eggplant and Lamb Stew

Eggplant and Lamb Stew The Arabic name (which I can’t remember) means ‘It cooks itself.’ Most Middle Eastern food is time-consuming to make; this name implies that the cook is embarrassed to serve something so simple. Best served over rice.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 2 hrs

    TOTAL : 2 hrs 15 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat, and brown the lamb on all sides. Mix in the eggplants, tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, and garlic. Cook and stir until tender and lightly browned.

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  • In a small bowl, blend the tomato paste and water. Mix into the pot with the lamb. Season lamb with allspice, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the meat shreds easily with a fork. Add a little water as necessary to keep the ingredients moist.

Per Serving: 292 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 68.2mg; sodium 871.3mg.