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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.

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Smokey Garguillo August 30, 2011

This IS a great combo of flavors, I used two eggplants as I have a huge crop from my garden, and used one large onion and a couple tablespoons fresh garlic, I incresed the red pepper flakes, and used my The Best Creole Seasoning! to flavor the ground beef, I also did some amount adjustments and used penne pasta in place of rigatoni! Great recipe, thanks for sharing MG!...Kitten:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz September 15, 2006

Fabulous combination of flavors and textures. My tomato puree was a little on the bitter side, so I added a little baking soda to balance the acids. Really a great meal, and could easily be done vegetarian.

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moxie July 11, 2004

Wow! I made this with sausage instead of ground beef to suit what I had on hand, but stayed true to the recipe otherwise. Great flavor! The balsamic vinegar and the eggplant do miraculous things together. Many thanks!

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Paula5 July 06, 2004
Rigatoni With Beef and Eggplant (Aubergine)