- 500g pack lean minced beef
- 1 large aubergine
Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…
- 150g pot 0% Greek yogurt
- 1 egg, beaten
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…
- 3 tbsp parmesan, finely grated
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
- 400g can chopped tomato with garlic and herbs
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 4 tbsp sun-dried tomato purée
- 400g leftover boiled potato (or 350g/12oz uncooked weight boiled)
The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…
Heat the grill to high. Brown the beef in a deep ovenproof frying pan over a high heat for 5 mins. Meanwhile, prick the aubergine with a fork, then microwave on High for 3-5 mins until soft. Mix the yogurt, egg and parmesan together, then add a little seasoning.
Stir the tomatoes, purée and potatoes in with the beef with some seasoning and heat through. Smooth the surface of the beef mixture with the back of a spoon, then slice the cooked aubergine and arrange on top. Pour the yogurt mixture over the aubergines, smooth out evenly, then grill until the topping has set and turned golden.
Making it perfectSoftening the aubergine in the microwave cuts down the amount of oil that's usually soaked up when frying the aubergine for this dish. Remember to prick holes in it first so that it doesn't explode!