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Lamb and Eggplant Filo Pie

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4 - 6

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs 30 mins

Cook Time

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

Recipe author

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

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Low Sodium

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Lamb,

Casserole/Slow,

Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark lamb mince

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10-15 sheets filo pastry

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50g, melted butter

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2 tbsp olive oil

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1, thinly sliced red onions

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2, crushed garlic cloves

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1 tbsp tamari soy sauce

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2 tbsp tomato puree

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2 tsp white sugar

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1 tsp oregano

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2 eggplant

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2 green capsicum

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1 cup red wine

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1/2 cup crème fraîche

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200g feta cheese

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1, beaten egg

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2 tsp cinnamon

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50g whole hazelnut

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A drizzle of olive oil

Method

To Make Pie

1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

2

In a large, lightly greased square or oblong oven dish, layer base with 5–8 sheets of filo pastry, each brushed with melted butter.

3

Heat oil in a non-stick frying-pan and fry onion and garlic over a moderate heat until they begin to soften.

4

Add minced lamb and continue cooking for 10–15 minutes, stirring frequently to crisp the mince.

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Reduce heat slightly and then add tamari, tomato purée, sugar and oregano.

6

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

In a food processor, chop eggplant and capsicum coarsely in batches and then sauté gently in a little olive oil for 10 minutes, until soft.

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Add red wine to pan and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.

9

Remove from heat and cool.

10

While cooking the veggie mixture, beat together crème fraîche, feta and beaten egg.

11

Add to cooled eggplant and capsicum.

12

Spoon some meat mixture into the dish and add a layer of eggplant mixture.

13

Repeat until you have used up both mixtures.

14

Sprinkle top layer with a little cinnamon and layer the remaining filo pastry in ripples to cover the top of the pie, as shown.

15

Sprinkle with hazelnuts and spray with olive oil to form a crispy top.

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Bake for 50–60 minutes and serve piping hot with a greek salad and crusty bread.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (306g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

3173 (758)kJ

Protein

29.8g

Total Fat

58.9g

Saturated Fat

28.8g

Carbs

24.5g

Sugars

4.2g

Sodium

986mg

Iron*

2.9mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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