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Eggplant Skillet Dinner

My children always enjoyed this tasty dish. It was a great way to introduce them to eggplant.—Virginia Jung, Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded process cheese (Velveeta)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a skillet, brown beef with onion; drain. Sprinkle flour over beef; stir to mix. Add next five ingredients; mix well.
  • Season eggplant with salt and pepper; arrange slices over meat mixture. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until eggplant is tender. Sprinkle with shredded cheese; cook until cheese melts. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 323 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 973mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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