Nadine’s Eggplant Ritz Casserole (Mirliton or Squash can be used)2009-01-03
- Course: Main Dishes
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 50m
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This dish is so versatile as you can use either eggplant, squash or mirlitons (chayote vegetable pear squash). I am tempted to try all three together.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 small bell pepper
- 2 ribs celery chopped
- 2 garlic cloves crushed or 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 box 8 ounce Ritz Crackers (keep one cup for topping)
- 3 medium eggplants
- 1/2 cup parsley
- salt , black or red pepper to taste
- butter for topping
- paprika for garnishment
Peel and dice the eggplant. Brown the ground beef then sauté the onions, bell pepper and celery with the ground beef.
Add the garlic, eggplant and a small amount of water (about 1/4 cup).
Simmer until eggplant is very tender. Add the cream of mushroom soup, crushed Ritz crackers and parley. Add your favorite seasoning.
Place is a casserole dish and top with the remaining 1 cup of crackers.
Dot with butter and the paprika and Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.