Beefy Eggplant and Rice Casserole

Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

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.