4 medium-sized eggplants, about 28 oz
2 ripe tomatoes (1 peeled and chopped, 1 sliced)
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1/3 lb lentils, cooked and drained
1/3 lb long-grain rice, cooked
1/3 lb minced meat
4 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 liter water
Wash the eggplants, dry them, cut off the top and scoop out the flesh. Cut a slice off the bottom to make a flat base.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion for 5 minutes.
Add the chopped tomato, fry for a further 5 minutes then add the minced meat. Stir over a medium heat for a few minutes, then add the lentils, rice, tomato sauce, oregano and a little salt.
Fill the eggplants with this mixture, top with a slice of tomato and stand upright in a deep pan. Add half a liter of water and a little salt, cover and cook slowly for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, cook for a further 15 minutes and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Spain GourmeTour magazine