Lebanese Style Stuffed Eggplant

60 mins (prep 40)
15 ingredients
makes 6 servings
One advantage to being married to a Lebanese man is that the food of his people is fantastic. I've never been able to perfectly replicate a single dish my mother–in–law makes until now: mahshi batinjaan, which my husband despises due to a lifelong aversion to eggplant. But ask yourself: How could he possibly resist this dish's charm? Once you slice through the silky flesh to reveal a fragrantly seasoned lamb and rice stuffing, this deceptively simple one–dish dinner is absolutely luscious and satisfying. (Editors' note: This recipe is solely the creation of Melissa Roberts and has not been formally tested by the test kitchen.)

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Serving Size (115.63 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 205.08 Calories from Fat 135.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.09g 139.32%
Saturated Fat 1.78g 53.4%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 159.69mg 39.92%
Total Carbohydrate 14.58g 29.17%
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g 11.88%
Sugars 0.73 g %
Protein 3.75g 45.01%
Vitamin A 2.23IU% Vitamin C 0.37mg%
Calcium 13.81mg% Iron 1.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
or, large, reduced-sodium chicken broth, or, beef chuck, or, ground lamb, ground allspice, chopped flat-leaf parsley