|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|1 hour 28 min.||1 hour 25 min.||2 hours 53 min.|
|1||Wash 3 egg-plants or aubergine and cut into thin slices.
Salt them and put in a strainer for about one hour, until some of the juice runs out.
|2||Meanwhile, peel 4 tomatoes, remove seeds and cut into pieces.||20 min.|
|3||Peel and chop 1 onion.||5 min.|
|4||Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan. When hot put in the aubergine slices.||1 min.|
|5||Cook for 4 or 5 minutes while stirring, then transfer onto absorbant paper.||5 min.|
|6||In the same pan heat 4 tablespoons olive oil. When hot, add the chopped onion and cook for one minute.
Add 2 cups + 2 tablespoons minced beef.
|7||Cook meat until it browned, then salt, pepper, and add 1 Bouquet garni and 2 cloves garlic en chemise.||20 min.|
|8||Add tomatoes.||1 min.|
|9||Mix well, cover, and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.||30 min.|
|10||After this time, uncover, discard bouquet garni and garlic.||3 min.|
|11||Prepare bechamel sauce. When ready add 1 cup feta in small pieces.||18 min.|
|12||Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).
Butter a gratin dish, and arrange half the aubergine slices in a layer in the bottoom.
|13||Cover with half the meat.||3 min.|
|14||Cover with half the bechamel.||3 min.|
|15||Repeat these 3 layers, and finish by sprinkling with some cheese.||10 min.|
|16||Cook in the oven until top is golden brown (about 30 minutes).||30 min.|
For 6 people : 13.30 €
Per person : 2.22 €
|Minced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Algerian brik rolls, Spaghetti Bolognese, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Express chilli con carne, Meatballs, ... All|
|Bechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ham "friand" pie, Harvest Gratin, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Spinach Croque-monsieur , ... All|
|Feta: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tzatziki, Feta in olive oil with herbs, Cretan salad, Lumberjack turnovers, Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds, ... All|
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