• 1 hr 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 large eggplants (1kg), sliced thinly
  • 1 large brown onion (200g), chopped finely
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 kilogram lamb mince
  • 425 gram can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (20g) grated parmesan cheese
White sauce
  • 80 gram butter
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
  • 2 gram (500ml) milk


  • 1
    Heat oil in large frying pan, cook eggplant, in batches, until browned, drain on absorbent paper.
  • 2
    Cook onion and garlic in pan until soft. Add mince, cook, stirring, until mince changes colour. Stir in undrained tomatoes, wine and cinnamon, bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan-forced). Oil shallow 2-litre (8-cup) rectangular baking dish.
  • 4
    Make white sauce.
  • 5
    Place a third of the eggplant, overlapping slightly, in dish, spread half the meat sauce over eggplant. Repeat with another third of the eggplant, remaining meat sauce then remaining eggplant. Spread white sauce over eggplant, sprinkle with cheese.
  • 6
    Bake about 40 minutes or until top browns lightly. Cover, stand 10 minutes before serving.
White sauce
  • 7
    Melt butter in medium pan. Add flour, cook, stirring, until mixture bubbles and thickens. Gradually add milk, stir until mixture boils and thickens.

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