EGGPLANT CASSEROLE

 

  • Cooking Time: 30-40 min
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 lb ground veal or beef
  • 1 med onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalks green onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Place eggplant, water,oregano, salt, red and white pepper in saucepan and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Drain water and crush eggplant.
  • Heat butter in skillet.
  • Season veal with salt and pepper to taste and fry until lightly brown.
  • Add onion, garlic and green onion and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Drain excess fat.
  • Grease a 1 1/2 -qt casserole dish.
  • Combine meat with bread crumbs, eggplant, egg and cinnamon.
  • Pour tomato sauce over casserole.
  • Bake at 350 degrees in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.

Notes

This family recipe has been used many times. Especially when using eggplant fresh from the garden.

Categories: Dinner  Oven  Side Dish 

Author Credit: Family recipe

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