- Ready In:
- 2hrs 20mins
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil, less as needed
- 1 large onion, cut into thin rounds
- 4 garlic cloves, slivered
- 3 tablespoons paprika, hot pimenton
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 1⁄2 lbs eggplants, peeled & cut in 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 bell peppers, cored & sliced very thin
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes
- 1⁄8 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional if not using pimenton (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream, room temperature
- In a 4+ quart braising pan, heat the olive oil on a low flame until it spreads entirely across bottom of pan. Add onions and peppers. Sweat until soft.
- Turn heat up and stir in garlic. Keep stirring until the garlic releases it's aroma. Turn heat down.
- Remove onion, peppers and garlic from pan. Add more oil if needed. Turn heat up to medium high.
- Add eggplant cubes, keep stirring until they are becoming aromatic. Add the onions, peppers and garlic back. Turn heat down and cover.
- Combine tomatoes and vegetable broth in a microwave safe bowl and heat almost to boiling. Pour this into onion/eggplant mixture in the braising pan. Stir to combine.
- Sprinkle pimenton over mixture and stir in well.
- Simmer on low heat until liquid is absorbed. This can take up to 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Remove pan from heat and let vegetable mixture cool until it is possible to pick up an eggplant cube with your bare fingers and eat it.
- Stir in room temperature sour cream.
- Serve over brown rice.
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This was really delicious! My daughter just had to buy an eggplant at the store, so I needed a good and easy recipe for it. The only changes I made were using smoked paprika and forgoing the liquid smoke- 2T is enough, just a sprinkle of cayenne and some chicken broth. I served it over quinoa with sour cream and left-overs were even better with tortillas and sour cream! Yummy!
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