Lamb and Eggplant Bake

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Lamb and Eggplant Bake
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
10 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 55 min.
Ready in
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Eggplantgarlicoreganocinnamonsalt

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
55 meters
3
Eggplant (diced)
2
large onions (chopped)
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
3 cups
minced lamb
0.013 cup
dried oregano
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
400 grams
1 ⅛ cups
0.333 cup
unsalted butter (diced and frozen)
0.333 cup
5 cups
0.008 cup
small egg yolks
110 grams
½ cup
mozzarella cheese (approx. 125 g | 0.5 cup)
cup
freshly ground peppers
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Preparation steps

1.
Heat the oil in a large casserole dish set over a medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
2.
Add the lamb mince and brown all over before stirring in the dried herbs and spices. Add the chopped tomatoes and lamb stock. Simmer over a slightly reduced heat for 30 minutes.
3.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan)|350F|gas 4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan set over a moderate heat and whisk in the flour to make a roux, cooking until golden.
4.
Whisk in the milk in a slow, steady stream until thickened. Simmer for 5 minutes and then whisk in the egg yolks, half the Cheddar, and some seasoning.
5.
Layer the lamb sauce, aubergine, and cheese sauce in a large oval baking dish. Finish with a layer of cheese sauce on top followed with the remaining grated Cheddar and mozzarella on top.
6.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until golden and bubbling on top.