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                              Stuffed Eggplant
 
 Recipe By     : Turkish Recipe from Barb Ataman
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese                           Eggplant
                 Ground Beef                      Main Dishes
                 Mushrooms                        Onions
                 Middle East
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  pound         ground beef -- or ground turkey
    1      small         onion -- chopped
      1/2                green pepper -- chopped
    1      medium        eggplant
      1/4  pound         mushrooms -- chopped
    1      to 2          chopped tomatoes -- + liquid/can be can
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
    1      dash          cumin
                         grated Mozzarella cheese -- optional
 
 Brown ground beef. Add onion, green pepper and chopped center scooped out
 of eggplant after cutting in half lengthwise. Salt rest of eggplant and
 reserve. Add mushrooms, tomatoes and seasonings. Cook until part of liquid
 is evaporated. Meanwhile, Microwave eggplant halves on High for 2-4
 minutes. Stuff eggplant with meat mixture. Put any extra filling in bottom
 of pan.  Bake at 350 ° for 1-1 1/2 hours until tender or Microwave on
 Medium for 15 minutes. Can top with grated Mozzarella cheese during last
 few minutes. 
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