Russian Eggplant Lasagna Recipe
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by Olga, on May 6, 2017

Cook Time: 20
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2 medium eggplants

Vegetable Filing:
2 cups of baby spinach
1 yellow onion
1 red bell pepper
12 oz (1.5 cup) ricotta cheese
1/2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
1 egg

Meat Filling: 
2 cups  tomato sauce
1/2 pound ground feef
1/2 pound ground chicken
salt & ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tea spoon of coriander spice
1/2 -1 table spoon of sugar

2-3 table spoons of olive oil

I really like to use eggplants in place of pasta. I consider it more healthier and delicious.

Since eggplants will need some extra time to drain bitter juices out of them, let’s do this first.
Wash eggplants, peal the skin and cut along in about 3/4 of an inch thick. Sprinkle them with salt on both sides and let them  sit for about 20-30 min, to drain bitter juices out from them.

Meanwhile, we will prepare the vegetable feelings.

Optimized-IMG_5347Peel the onion, and wash the vegetables. Dice onion and pepper and saute in a skillet with couple table spoons of olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and ground pepper.

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Coarsely cut or snip spinach with kitchen scissors.
Add it to vegetables, and saute until slightly translucent.

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Transfer vegetables to a bowl and add ricotta cheese…

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…mozzarella cheese. Combine all together.

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Add an egg and mix it all together one more time.
The vegetable fillings is ready.

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In clean skillet warm up a tomato sauce. I’ve used a Prego Italian Sauce.
Sprinkle with some salt, ground pepper, coriander and sugar.
Combine meets and mix it with sauce.
The sauce should taste good enough along, because the success of your dish will depend on the taste of your sauce.

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Returning to eggplants.
Tap them with paper towel to absorb the moisture on them.
Sprinkle ground black pepper and coriander over eggplants.
Place them on the baking sheet, brush over with some olive oil and bake in the oven at 350F for 30-40 min or until golden brown and soft.
Let them cool before putting the filings on.

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Now we will start layering our lasagna.
Spread the first layer of cheese mixture on the top of eggplant slices.

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Put layer of meet sauce over cheese mixture…

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Sprinkle with more cheese… Put another eggplant slice and repeat layers.

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Finish with the shredded cheese on the top.

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Bake in the oven at 350F for 20 min to melt cheeses inside.

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Hope your family will enjoy it.

 

 

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