Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

I don't like lamb, so I tried this recipe using ground chicken and it turned out great!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Layer eggplant slices in colander and sprinkle with plenty of salt. Let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse with lots of cold water. Lay slices out flat and use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out excess water and pat dry.
  2. Turn oven to broil. Spray a cookie sheet with EVOO and lay eggplant in one layer on sheet. Spray with more EVOO. Broil for a few minutes (don't burn!), then flip slices over, spray again with EVOO and broil a few more minutes. I usually broil until they feel soft and lose their firm shape when picked up with tongs.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F
  4. Heat 1 T. olive oil in large skillet or dutch oven. Add chicken and onions and saute for 5 minutes or so, breaking up chicken with wooden spoon.
  5. Add tomatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes till sauce is thickened slightly.
  6. Spread tomato chicken mix in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, top with a layer of eggplant.
  7. To make the sauce: Melt butter in small saucepan, whisk in flour and cook for two minutes, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in milk, bring to a bubble and reduce to simmer till thickened. Melt in parmesan.
  8. Spoon sauce over eggplant. Bake at 350 till browned and bubbly.

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