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                          Eggplant Skillet Supper
 
 Recipe By     : Ellen Court
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Ellen’s Own Creations            Ground Meats
                 Meatless Main Dishes             One-Dish Meals
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         lean ground meat -- optional
      1/2  large         onion -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    1      medium        eggplant -- peeled and cubed
    1      can           diced tomatoes -- DO NOT DRAIN
    1      4.5-oz. can   mushroom stems and pieces -- drained
    1      teaspoon      dried basil
    1      teaspoon      herb seasoning blend of choice
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
      1/2  cup           rice -- uncooked
                         Grated parmesan cheese
 
 Brown meat in large skillet; remove meat to drain and set aside.  In pan
 drippings, saute onion, garlic, and eggplant over medium high heat.  Return
 meat and add tomatoes (with can juice) and mushrooms; stir to combine. Add
 all seasonings, blending in.  Bring to a boil; add rice.  Reduce heat; simmer
 20 minutes or until rice is tender and excess liquid is absorbed.
 
 Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
 
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 NOTES : I used ground beef, but I think this would work well with any ground
 meat, or to make a meatless meal, none at all.  Eggplant could be
 supplemented or replaced by zucchini.   If preparing as meatless meal, use 1
 Tbsp. oil for initial sauteing.