There are many variations of kebab, a traditional Turkish and Middle-Eastern dish, doner kebab and shish kebab being the two most famous ones. This version is, in some way, similar to others, and yet, it is special in its own way. It is very easy to make and is guaranteed to be tasty. You can also mix and match different ingredients to make it more your own.
• 3 eggplants
• 1 lbs (450g) low fat ground beef
• 1 onion
• 2 tsp salt
• ½ tsp black pepper
• 2 tsp red pepper flakes
• 1 tbs vegetable oil
• 1 tbs tomato paste
• 2-3 tomatoes
• 7 cloves of garlic
• 6 peppers
• 2 tsp of extra salt (for the water you keep sliced eggplants in)
Cut eggplants into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Put them in salty water for 30 minutes.
Put grounded beef in a bowl and add grated onion, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
Mix it well with your hands and keep in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Shape meatballs about the size of your palm when flattened.
Place into a deep oven tray among the slices of the eggplant.
Prepare the kebab sauce with tomato paste, black pepper, and salt.
Add a cup of hot water to it. Mix and then add the vegetable oil.
Pour the sauce on the meat and eggplants.
Slice the peppers and the tomatoes and put them on top of the kebab.
Add the garlic on top of the kebab too.
Bake for 45 minutes on 200°C/400F in a preheated oven.
Tips and ideas:
You can add any other vegetables you want to this kebab.
You can also add grated garlic to the meat when making the mixture for meatballs.
This kebab can also be made as the shish kebab.
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm5IenOKSP0