Mexican Eggplant (Aubergine) Casserole Recipe

Mexican Eggplant (Aubergine) Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

15 ounces tomato sauce
1 1/2-2 lbs eggplants , unpeeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices (I use the American ones)
1/2 cup green onion , sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 ounces diced mild green chilies
6 ounces fat-free cheddar cheese , shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
cooking spray
2 1/4 ounces sliced black olives , drained


Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450. Spray baking sheet with oil and place eggplant slices on it in a single layer. Spray the tops of the eggplant with oil. Bake until soft when pressed about 15-25 minutes. Meanwhile , in a small pot, combine tomato sauce, chiles, onions, cumin, garlic powder and olives. Bring to a simmer, then simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 when eggplant is done. Arrange half the eggplant slices in a single layer over the bottom of a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Spoon half the sauce over eggplant and sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat layers ending with cheese. Bake at 350 until heated through and bubbly (about 30 minutes). Top with sour cream if desired.


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