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In this case, I have made these baked meatless stuffed aubergines with a vegetable sauce, tomato and cream, and I have put textured soy and canned tuna as protein to replace the minced meat, but you can modify the ingredients as you like if this combination does not convince you.
You can serve them as a starter or as a main dish accompanied by a good garnish such as potatoes, rice or a good salad. Wait no more and check the step by step to do these stuffed eggplants without minced meat easy and delicious right now. I hope you like them as much as I do and tell me in the comments what you think and how you have prepared them to your liking.
2 diners 1h 30m Main course Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost Ingredients:
- 2 aubergines
- 2 onions
- 1 red pepper
- 1 Italian green pepper
- ½ bottle of crushed natural tomato
- ½ bottle of liquid cream for cooking or milk cream
- ½ cup textured soy
- 2 cans of tuna in olive oil (optional)
- 1 handful of grated cheese for gratin
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
We preheat the oven to around 190 ºC. Meanwhile, we wash the eggplants cut them in half lengthwise and we make some cross cuts in the pulp. This will help them take less time to cook in the oven.
We place the half aubergines on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, pour a trickle of oil on top of each one and season with salt and pepper. Then we put the eggplants baked in the middle part with heat up and down for about 40 minutes approximately or until well done.
Trick: The cooking time of baked eggplants can vary according to each appliance.
Meanwhile, we prepare the filling of the meatless eggplants. To do this, chop the onions and peppers and start to poach them in a pan large with a little of the oil from the tuna cans that we are going to use, so we take advantage of it.
Trick: Add all the vegetables you want to the recipe of the stuffed eggplants without minced meat to make them to your liking.
At the same time, we put hydrate textured soy in a container with water and leave it for about 15-20 minutes. I have chosen to use this ingredient to substitute minced meat in meatless stuffed aubergines because it is the one that most resembles in texture and flavor at the end, because soy itself has a neutral flavor and ends up taking the flavor of the rest of the ingredients , but you can omit it or use another one that you prefer.
We add the natural tomato crushed once the vegetables have browned well and cook for a few minutes until slightly fried.
Trick: If we see that there is a lack of fat, we can add more oil to the tuna cans without problems.
We add the liquid cream or milk cream and stir well. Instead of the cream we can make a quick bechamel sauce for the stir-fry of the stuffed aubergines without meat, or even do it only with bechamel without the cream or the tomato, as you like. I have done it this way because I like the combination of flavors that the tomato and the cream of milk give together.
Once the aubergines are well baked, we remove the pulp with the help of a spoon and taking care not to pierce the skin so that later the filling does not spill on the outside. Then we chop it well and reserve.
We drain the soy well Textured and add it to the sauce of the meatless eggplants. We stir and cook for a few minutes.
We add the pulp of the chopped aubergines to the sofrito and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
By last, we add the tuna well drained to the sauce and remove. We cook a few more minutes, simply to integrate the flavors of the filling of the eggplants without meat since, both the minced pulp and the canned tuna are already made and do not need more cooking.
Trick: You can use canned tuna in brine instead of in oil.
Fill the eggplants with the help of a spoon trying not to run off the edges but leaving them well filled.
Finally, sprinkle the cheese grated on top. This step is totally optional since you can grill the meatless aubergines in the oven directly if you prefer or even eat them directly.
Trick: You can use any type of cheese that is both for gratin and for melting.
We put the stuffed eggplants without meat in the oven at 250 ºC about 10 minutes or until gratin well.
We serve the meatless stuffed aubergines freshly made as a starter or main course accompanied by deluxe baked potatoes or a pasta salad with pineapple and shrimp as a garnish for example.
If you liked the recipe of Stuffed aubergines without meat, we suggest you enter our Aubergine Recipes category.
How to make meatless stuffed eggplants according to your needs
This recipe for baked meatless stuffed eggplants is easy and delicious but, if you prefer adapt it according to your preferences or nutritional needs, here we give you several solutions so that you can make the pertinent modifications of the ingredients and you can enjoy them easily:
- If you want lighter meatless stuffed aubergines, don't add liquid cream and simply use tomato to make the sofrito. Also, do not put cheese or use light grated cheese to gratin them.
- If you prefer meatless and lactose-free stuffed aubergines, skip the heavy cream and grated cheese.
- If you want them to be vegetarian, don't put tuna on them.
- If you prefer meat-free and vegan instead, omit tuna, whipping cream, and grated cheese, and substitute vegan tuna with textured soy, cooking whipped cream, and vegan potato and carrot cheese if you like.