*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        SOUTH OF THE BORDER EGGPLANT
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Main dish
                 Casseroles                       Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       sl           Raw bacon
    1       md           Onion, finely chopped
    1       lb           Lean ground beef round
    1                    Clove garlic, peeled and
                         -crushed
    1       md           Green pepper, finely chopped
    1       md           Eggplant, peeled and cut
                         -into 1/2-inch slices
    1       t            Salt
      1/8   ts           Pepper
   15       oz           Can tomato sauce
      1/2   c            Crumbled feta cheese
    1       c            Seasoned croutons
 
   1. In a deep, 2-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic
   casserole heat bacon, covered with paper toweling, 4
   minutes or until crisp. Reserve bacon fat. 2. Remove
   bacon. Set aside. 3. Add beef, onion, garlic and green
   pepper to reserved bacon fat. Heat, uncovered, 6 1/2
   minutes or until vegetables are tender and beef is
   browned. 4. Add eggplant, salt, pepper, tomato sauce,
   feta cheese and reserved bacon.
   Stir to blend.
   5. Heat, covered, in Microwave Oven 8 minutes or until
   eggplant is tender. 6. Sprinkle with croutons and
   heat, uncovered, an additional 1 minute or until
   heated through.
  
 
 
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