Keto Shakshuka
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Shakshuka

This amazing dish is a traditional middle Eastern breakfast dish, but I think it works just as well as a dinner or as left overs for a work lunch. Combining rich cooked tomatoes, baked eggplants and runny eggs, it’s all my favourite things in one big casserole.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 592 kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 grams mince meat lamb is traditional, but you can use beef or pork
  • 1 Eggplant/Aubergine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely diced or crushed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes or less if you don’t like it spicy!
  • 1 400 gram tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 grams feta optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 392F. Chop the eggplant into 1cm cubes, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and put in a heavy based casserole dish. Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes while you prepare the rest of the dish.
  2. In a large non stick frying pan, put 1 tablespoon of olive oil and saute the garlic and chopped onion for 3 – 4 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add the mince meat and break up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Once it is almost cooked through, move the mince to the sides of the pan making a small well in the centre. Add the spices (cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, chilli flakeinto the centre and let them cook off for about 30 – 60 seconds until fragrant, then stir the cooked spices through the meat, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste and ½ cup of water and stir to thoroughly combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as required.
  5. Simmer for remaining 20 minutes while eggplant continues cooking.
  6. Remove eggplant from the oven and stir through the mince mixture. Create 4 wells in the mixture and crack an egg in each.
  7. If using the feta, crumble it around the eggs.
  8. Bake for a further 15 minutes until the egg whites are cooked, but the yolks are still a little wobbly.
  9. Serve with a side salad if your carbs for the day allow it, but you won’t need much more as this is very filling!
Nutrition Facts
Shakshuka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 592 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 277mg92%
Sodium 461mg20%
Potassium 726mg21%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1085IU22%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and all calculations are estimates only.