Keto Beef Stuffed Eggplant

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    35 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    50 min

Keto Beef Stuffed Eggplant

This Keto dinner recipe is inspired by Middle Eastern flavors and makes a great main accompanied by your favorite low carb sides. Our low carb recipe is prepared with tender eggplant, ground beef, juicy tomato, aromatic garlic, fragrant cumin, coriander, paprika, beef stock, and a hint of tomato paste. The eggplant is hollowed to create a vessel for all the delicious and healthy fillings, combining Keto-friendly fats, protein, and low carb veggies.

Is Eggplant Keto?

Although eggplant sits at the higher end of the low carb vegetable scale, it can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced and healthy Keto diet. It is a great option for adding to Mediterranean dishes and can be roasted, braised, and stir-fried. We have used one medium eggplant for this recipe which provides two servings.

Serving Suggestions

This filling Keto dinner recipe makes a great main to build your meal around. Inspired by Middle Eastern flavors, this stuffed eggplant would be delicious served with a side of cauliflower couscous, a creamy mash, or a hearty side salad. Please be sure to adjust your macros to account for any changes or additions made to the original recipe.

  • Net Carbs

    9.4 g

  • Fiber

    7.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    17.2 g

  • Protein

    29.4 g

  • Fats

    32.9 g

483 cals

Keto Beef Stuffed Eggplant

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  • Hamburger or ground beef, 80% lean

    Hamburger or ground beef, 80% lean

    200 g

  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Grated Cheddar Cheese

    Grated Cheddar Cheese

    2 tbsp

  • Eggplant, raw

    Eggplant, raw

    1 small

  • Cumin, ground

    Cumin, ground

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree

    Tomato puree

    1 tablespoon

  • Coriander leaf, dried

    Coriander leaf, dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika

    Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika

    1 tsp

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Tomato


    0.5 large - 3" diameter

  • Onion, white, yellow or red, raw

    Onion, white, yellow or red, raw

    1 tablespoon

  • Beef broth

    Beef broth

    0.5 cup

  • Salt, sea salt

    Salt, sea salt

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.13 teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

50 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the eggplant in half lengthwise. Score across the flesh in a criss-cross pattern. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Add the eggplant flesh side down and cook for 3 minutes. Turn and cook on the skin side for a further 2-3 minutes or until tender. Carefully scoop the soft flesh from the center of the eggplant, leaving a half-inch border all the way around. Take care not to cut all the way through. Set the aubergine shell and flesh to one side.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Dice the tomato, finely dice the onion and crush the garlic. Add the beef, tomato, onion and garlic to the skillet used to cook the eggplant. You can add a touch more oil if needed. Cook until the beef is browned all over.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the paprika, cumin and coriander to the skillet. Add the tomato paste and reserved eggplant flesh. Season with salt and pepper and stir well to combine.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add the beef stock to the skillet. Bring to a simmer. Stir well and simmer until all the stock has evaporated and the beef is tender.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Divide the beef mixture evenly between the two hollowed eggplant shells. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the tops of the stuffed eggplants. Arrange the eggplant halves on a shallow oven tray and transfer to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes until tender, hot through, and the cheese is melted and golden. Serve hot with your preferred Keto sides.
    Step 5

Comments 2

  • RemarkableAvocado357666

    RemarkableAvocado357666 3 years ago

    This was absolutely amazing. New way of eating eggplant.

    • BlithesomeKale339532

      BlithesomeKale339532 3 years ago

      Brilliant. Very delicious.