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  • Oil a 1-1/2- to 2-quart gratin dish or any oblong baking pan. Heat the oven to 400°F.

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  • Put 2 tablespoons of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic and cook until just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the meat and stir to break it up; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes more depending on the kind of meat. Stir in chickpeas, cumin, and coriander. Set aside.

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  • While the meat cooks, put the eggplant slices on a baking sheet, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast until just tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.

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  • Put the stock and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle bubble. Stir in the couscous and turn off the heat; let sit for about 10 minutes.

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  • Spoon a thin layer of the tomato sauce mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and top with eggplant slices and then a portion of the meat. Repeat the layers until you have used up all the ingredients, finishing with the tomato sauce. Bake the casserole until it's bubbling along the edges, about 25 minutes. Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese if you like.

Nutrition Facts

614 calories; total fat 32g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 17g; cholesterol 77mg; sodium 1891mg; potassium 1452mg; carbohydrates 55g; fiber 13g; sugar 15g; protein 35g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 1069IU; vitamin c 22mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 9mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 65mcg; vitamin b12 3mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 6mg.

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