Stuffed Eggplant

Try it tonight!


  • 2 Pure Flavor® Purple Eggplants, cut in half length wise
  • 3-4 Pure Flavor® Aurora® mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • 6-8 oz. Ground beef
  • ½ small white onion, chopped
  • Fresh parsley and basil
  • Panko or breadcrumbs
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place eggplants on a baking sheet and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the flesh is tender and let cool.
  3. In the meantime, marinate ground beef with sesame oil, salt & pepper.
  4. When the eggplants are cool enough to touch, carefully scoop out the flesh and roughly chop. Set eggplant skin/bowl aside.
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes. Add chopped onion, pepper & eggplant into the ground beef till cooked.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the eggplant skin, and top with breadcrumb and cheese. Bake till cheese is melted.

Add salt and pepper, if desired.

Meat substitute – Couscous; Replace step 2 and use the following direction:
Place the couscous in a heatproof container, pour in the measured water, and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 5 minutes, then remove the plastic wrap and fork through.


2 thoughts on “Stuffed Eggplant

  1. Ingredients list: no ground beef. Directions: use ground beef. Which is correct? What’s the yellow stuff in the photo?

    • Hi Brandy! Thank you for checking out the Pure Flavor® blog! I apologized that we have made a mistake. The recipe has been updated. Please come back often to check out our other recipes!

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