Today in BiteMyRecipe We have prepared a recipe for Stuffed Aubergines in a airfryer, very easy to make and with a delicious flavor.
The stuffed eggplant recipe is very healthy and can also be adapted for vegans or vegetarians.
🍆 If you are a vegetarian you should change the minced meat for vegan minced meat
🍆 If you are vegan you should change the minced meat for vegan minced meat and also not add the curdled egg
Despite those small changes, the recipe would still be just as healthy and would also be very tasty.
Stuffed aubergines are a traditional dish that has always been made and can be adapted in many possible ways.
The best thing about making the recipe for stuffed aubergines in the airfryer is the convenience, the little use of oil it has and that they cook just like in a normal oven.
For this recipe, you are going to need a separate pan in which to fry the filling, but both the cooking of the aubergines and the final gratin touch will be done with the air fryer.
Although it may seem like it has a lot of steps and is a long time stuffed aubergines have simple, cheap ingredients and also have no complications when cooking them.
Ingredients for the stuffed eggplant recipe
- 2 Aubergines
- Minced meat - 7 oz
- 1 Onion
- 1 Egg
- Grated mozzarella cheese
- Fried tomato
- White wine
- 1 tsp of Black pepper
- Olive oil
Preparation in airfryer
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total cooking time: 45 minutes
- We split the aubergines in half and make small cuts inside, where we will pour oil and salt
- We cook in the air fryer at 180 ºC for 15 minutes
- Take out the aubergines and turn them over, cook it again for another 15 minutes at 180 ºC in the air fryer
- While the aubergines are being made, we are going to prepare the filling, peeling and cutting the onion into small pieces.
- Add the chopped onion, a splash of extra virgin olive oil and salt to a hot frying pan
- When the onion is golden brown, add the minced meat with salt and black pepper
- Let the meat cook until it turns brown. and add a small splash of white wine, then wait for it to evaporate
- When the aubergines are ready, carefully remove their filling and add it to the meat and onion sauce
- After 5 or 6 minutes we add the fried tomato (I usually take a good squirt but I do it by eye and to taste)
- When everything is heated, add the egg and turn off the heat, leaving the pan covered so that the egg can set.
- In a tray we put the empty aubergines and we put the stuffing of minced meat, onion, fried tomato and egg
- We add grated mozzarella cheese to taste on top of the stuffed aubergines
- Gratin the stuffed aubergines in the airfryer for 15 minutes at 180 ºC
- We carefully remove We already have our stuffed eggplant recipe ready!
Tips for a good recipe for stuffed aubergines in a airfryer
- The first thing you should do is cook the aubergines, Although it seems like a long recipe, it saves a lot of time if you do things while they are cooking.
- When the minced meat sauce already has the fried tomato added, I recommend you try it to correct acidity and salt
- To cook the meat I have chosen to let it cook for a few minutes with white wine but you can do it with red wine or not add any at all
- Watch the final cooking time because depending on the quantities you can burn the cheese which will be on the top layer
- Choose the smallest aubergines so that all 4 parts can fit (2 aubergines) from a single batch in the airfryer
Substitution of ingredients
- Minced meat ➡️ Vegan minced meat (it would become a vegetarian recipe, and if you remove the egg it becomes vegan too)
- Onion ➡️ I do not recommend that you remove it, but you can add some minced garlic to enhance the flavor of the sauce or chopped green pepper
- Egg ➡️ It is quite optional and you can make it curdled or cook it separately and add it in pieces
- Shredded mozzarella cheese ➡️ Any type of grated cheese you like you can add it and even a few small pieces of blue cheese if you are a big fan
- Fried tomato ➡️ Natural tomato s/a (It is much healthier and I use it when I have more time because it needs to cook more time on the fire)
- White wine ➡️ Red wine or add nothing (the option of not adding anything is the healthiest)