Turkish Summer Menu: Karniyarik Eggplant stuffed with minced beef

Karniyarik Eggplant stuffed with minced beef recipe - serves 4

Our journey to find the tastiest food from around the world leads us to Turkey for a Turkish Summer Menu. For the main we have Karniyarik Eggplant stuffed with minced beef – serves four people…

Karniyarik Eggplant stuffed with minced beef recipe - serves 4

Karniyarik Eggplant stuffed with minced beef recipe – serves 4


  • 4 eggplants
  • 300 g of minced beef
  • 1 onion
  • Tomato paste
  • 1 tomato
  • 6 green peppers
  • Olive oil (to fry the eggplants)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Some parsley

Preparation time: Approx. 1 hour


  1. Peel the eggplants mottled and season. Chop the onion into small cubes. Add 2-3 spoons of oil into a pan.
  2. Add the minced beef to the pan and fry. Add the chopped onions. Let them cook a while then chop 2 of the green peppers and some parsley and add to the pan.
  3. Add the tomato paste and 4 tablespoons of water and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Put some olive oil into another pan and heat. Fry the eggplant.
  5. Now leave the eggplant on a paper towel to release the oil. Now place the fried eggplant into a tray and make a cut down the middle of each for the beef.
  6. Fill all the eggplants with the minced beef. Decorate the eggplants with the remaining peppers and tomato.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC.
  8. Add half a glass of water with two table-spoons of tomato paste to the tray and let the stuffed eggplants cook for around 30 minutes.
  9. Plate up with rice and decorate with chopped parsley.

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