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Beefy Eggplant and Rice Casserole

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“This is a one dish meal created when eggplants where abundant in the garden and the other ingredients were in the fridge waiting for me to do something with them.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef with salt and pepper and half tsp italian seasoning. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook til soft.
  2. Stir in rice.*If rice was leftover and a little dry, add a little water or beef broth to refresh. Pour into bowl and set aside.
  3. Spray pan with cooking spray and add eggplant with a little salt and pepper and remaining italian seasoning. Cook until softened and slightly browned. Add marinara sauce and cook additional 3-5 minutes. Pour over meat and rice mixture and combine.
  4. Pour casserole into a 9x13 baking pan and top with cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 until warmed through and cheese is melted and bubbly about 20 minutes.

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