While looking through my vegetable bin, I saw an eggplant. Why, oh why did I buy an eggplant? Do you ever buy food because it looks good and when it comes time to prepare it, your enthusiasm isn’t there anymore? This is what happened to me. This eggplant was going to be part of our meal somehow, some way. I went to my favorite recipe site and found a recipe entitled Eggplant Parmesan Casserole by Chef John. I watched the video.
Like most cooks, I made alterations, but not because I thought my changes would make it better. I had already thawed two sirloin beef patties. I was looking for a way to prepare them when the eggplant caught my eye.
I used most of ingredients the recipe called for except for adding ground beef to the skillet with the diced eggplant and garlic slices. Also, I substituted Hunts Four Cheese Pasta Sauce for marinara sauce. I increased the sauce to accommodate the ground beef…
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