Lamb and eggplant are combined in dishes throughout the Mediterranean. Together they deliver a complex, hearty, earthy flavor that's truly satisfying. In this dish, toasted pine nuts and tangy feta cheese are excellent accents.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, cook lamb (or beef), garlic and fennel seed in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking up the meat with the back of a spoon, until the lamb (or beef) is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggplant and oil; cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant browns, about 4 minutes. Add tomato sauce and wine; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Stir in oregano, salt and pepper.

  • Drain the pasta; serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with pine nuts and feta, if using.


Tip: To toast pine nuts: Cook in a dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 3.7 g saturated fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 346 mg sodium. 866 mg potassium; 58.9 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 21.3 g protein; 1156 IU vitamin a iu; 17 mg vitamin c; 60 mcg folate; 71 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 133 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 3 stars
Meat = Iron Confused did you actually read the ingredients? That amount of meat and feta cheese would be one of the usual of the 3 servings a week allowed/recommended in a low cholesterol diet. 2oz =125g would barely cover the palm of your hand! I am anaemic and eating small amounts of meat is the best way to absorb iron. Pros: Treat for the week Cons: Don't make it a regular menu meal Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Confused?! Aren't Fetta and Lamb two items you should avoid if trying to lower your cholesterol? Meat and Cheese are two big no no's? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Re: Just for fun Read More