Rigatoni With Beef and Eggplant (Aubergine)

READY IN: 40mins
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Recipe by Mysterygirl

A very tasty and easy recipe...I love the mixture of flavors.

Top Review by Smokey Garguillo

I have made this recipe again and so I thought I would review it. It could be a little spicier, but I never seem to write it on my notes.
My husband is Italian and I like to make this when the eggplants are plentiful.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place eggplant in colander and weight down with plate to drain juices.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add onions and mushrooms, cook, stirring frequently until softened.
  3. Add ground beef, breaking up with spoon; cook until browned.
  4. Drain well, then transfer to bowl.
  5. Add eggplant and broth to same skillet; cover and cook 5 minutes.
  6. Uncover; add garlic, salt, thyme and red pepper; cook 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in vinegar.
  8. Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes and beef mixture, breaking up tomatoes with spoon.
  9. Cover, simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  10. Toss with rigatoni and parsley.

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