Eggplant Meatballs
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large eggplant, peeled & diced
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan/Romano cheese mixture
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzerella cheese
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan/Romano cheese mixture
  • 3/4 pound of Muenster cheese(or mozzerella)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place the diced eggplant in saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or till eggplant is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix beef thru red pepper flakes for meatballs.
  3. Drain eggplant and allow to cool for a moment.
  4. Mash eggplant and mix in with meatball mixture.
  5. Form 18 meatballs.
  6. Heat oil in frying pan and brown meatballs.
  7. Place sauce on bottom of baking dish and set browned meatballs in sauce.
  8. Top with grated cheese and Muenster cheese.
  9. (Can top of meatballs with more sauce if you like before adding cheeses)
  10. Bake in 375 oven for 30 minutes for till hot & bubbly.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Found this recipe, added a few things and they are SUPER, you have to give these a try and let me know.