Stuffed Aubergines Spanish Style

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Spanish stuffed eggplants, known as “berenjenas rellenas,” are not difficult to make. They are filled with their flesh and a flavorful mixture of tomato sauce, onion, garlic, and green pepper. This traditional easy Menorcan recipe is hearty, comforting, and a delight to the taste buds. Impress your guests by creating a piece of Menorca in your own kitchen and you can even add your own preferred spices

So, in your own kitchen, you have the opportunity to create a piece of Menorca. Let the aromas flow, evoking fond memories and savoring the flavors that define us. Enjoy the journey as you embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the heart and soul of Menorca.

What is it you will love with these stuffed aubergines? (also called stuffed eggplants)

  • Vegan
  • Can be made gluten-free
  • Eaten hot or cold
  • Soy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Bursting with flavour
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • They look like pretty boats

4 Aubergines cut in half
1 Onion cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves
1 green pepper diced
3 spoons of tomato puree
100 gr of bread crumbs with garlic and parsley
Salt, Paprika, Black Pepper and olive oil

Boil and rinse the aubergines well. Fry the garlic, onion and add the tomato puree. 
Remove the pulp of the aubergines and add it to the mix in the pan and add a teaspoon of sweet paprika, then season with salt and pepper.
Mix well until you have a a blended paste and fill the aubergines with the mix.
Preheat the oven to 200ºc .
Cover  each one with garlic and parsley breadcrumbs and a bot of olive oil.
Pop them in the oven and cook until golden on top.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

How long do these stuffed eggplants last in the fridge?
These Spanish eggplants will last up to three days in the refrigerator stored in an airtight container.

Can I freeze stuffed eggplant?
Yes! These are amazing freezer meals. Just pull them out when ready and let them defrost in the fridge. If you’re in a hurry, you can also bake them in the oven at 300°F (150°C) until warmed through.

Are stuffed eggplants healthy?
So many people ask me if this recipe is healthy. Absolutely! I like to think of it as a much healthier version of pizza. And when I don’t want the added saturated fat from the meat, I simply make the vegetarian version.

Serving Suggestions
I love to enjoy these stuffed eggplants as a healthy main meal, usually with a salad or cold soup on the side.

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