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Fast & Easy Dinner: Saucy Beans and Eggplant

Fast & Easy Dinner: Saucy Beans and Eggplant

During the Summer it's important to take advantage of the bounty of fresh vegetables. In this vegetarian dish, the pure flavor of eggplant is highlighted. The simple recipe combines canned beans with a garlicky pasta sauce and breaded, sautéed eggplant. Salty feta cheese is a lovely garnish to this delicious dinner.

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Saucy Beans and Eggplant

Saucy Beans and Eggplant

Saucy Beans and Eggplant

Ingredients

1 small eggplant (about 10 to 12 ounces), cut in 8 slices
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
1 cup instant brown rice
Sliced green onion (optional)
1 15-oz. can navy or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 26-oz. jar roasted garlic pasta sauce
Crumbled Feta Cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Brush eggplant lightly with half the oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Coat in bread crumbs.
  2. In 12-inch skillet cook eggplant in remaining oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes per side. Turn frequently.
  3. Cook rice according to package directions; stir in green onion if using.
  4. In another saucepan combine beans and pasta sauce; heat through.
  5. Serve eggplants with rice and beans. Top with feta and black pepper.

Serves 4.

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SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
I don't care for eggplants. Eggplants + Beans = definitely not something I will be making.
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
Sounds awesome. I'll have to work on the husband to get him to try it though.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
"Saucy beans" sounds like it could be a band. Probably some kind of singer-songwriter duet, angsty but not too much so. Maybe some blues or jazz influence too.
MyssCC914 MyssCC914 7 years
Sounds delicious. I'll probably try a different cheese in place of feta, like mozzarella or provolone.
fiestamama fiestamama 7 years
All hail the musical fruit.
fiestamama fiestamama 7 years
All hail the musical fruit.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Too bad eggplants and I don't go well together.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 7 years
Abstain from wine??!!! WHY? Just kidding. When I return from Italy in July I am going on a MAJOR diet which includes giving up my vino for ONE MONTH!!! Cheers, a
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 7 years
Abstain from wine??!!! WHY?Just kidding. When I return from Italy in July I am going on a MAJOR diet which includes giving up my vino for ONE MONTH!!!Cheers,a
duffy duffy 7 years
WineUnleashed, I have taken a vow to abstain from alcohol all summer long. And I hadn't had any problems until you mentioned the Cotes du Rhone!!! My favorite!!!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
Sadly, my girlfriend and I disagree on eggplant. I love it. She, alas, does not.
gigill gigill 7 years
Mmmm this sounds delish! Thanks.
verily verily 7 years
This sounds really good. Might try it next week with the eggplant I currently have.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 7 years
Love the Kale idea. We can never get enough of them in our diet. My recommendation would be a Côtes d Rhône... try a Gigondas.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 7 years
Love the Kale idea. We can never get enough of them in our diet.My recommendation would be a Côtes d Rhône... try a Gigondas.
duffy duffy 7 years
Kale goes extremely well with beans and tomatoes, I would think that if you wanted a little more green to this dish, you could add half a head of it.
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