Delicious, easy to make, and very filling!
2 medium sized eggplants
2 Tbsps avocado oil, or olive oil
1 pound ground beef, grass feed if possible, or ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin seeds
sea salt and pepper to your taste
4 oz tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1 avocado, diced
1 diced tomato or grape tomatoes
1/4 cup black olives, sliced
a small bunch of fresh cilantro/parsley, chopped
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees f.
Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving ½-in. shells.
Line the eggplant on a large baking tray.
Chop the pulp up and set aside.
Heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp. oil over med-hi heat. Add meat and cook until no longer pink. Drain the excess grease.
Add the chopped eggplant pulp and all the spices, then cook for and additional 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add in the tomato sauce and stir to combine.
Fill the eggplant boats evenly with the meat mixture.
Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.
Remove from oven and top with avocado, tomatoes, olives and fresh chopped herbs.