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Picante Eggplant Rollatini

Picante Eggplant Rollatini

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This recipe takes eggplant from side dish to main dish.  Simply grill or broil eggplant slices to soften, then roll around a delicious beef mixture seasoned with Pace Salsa.  Top with even more salsa then pop in the oven.  The salsa and juices from the eggplant and beef create a wonderful sauce, so be sure to serve this dish with rice to soak up all of the saucy goodness.

serves 4 people

Ingredients

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  • 2

    medium eggplant (about 1 pound each), each cut into 6 (1/3-inch-thick) diagonal slices

  • 1/4

    cup vegetable oil

  • 1

    pound lean ground beef

  • 1

    jar (16 ounces) Pace® Chunky Salsa - Mild or Picante Sauce

  • 1/4

    cup plain bread crumbs

  • 1

    tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat the broiler.  Place the eggplant slices onto a rack in a broiler pan.  Brush with the oil.

Step 2

Broil 7 inches from the heat for 10 minutes or until the eggplant slices are golden brown on both sides, turning them over once halfway through broiling.

Step 3

Set the oven to 350°F.  Thoroughly mix the beef, 1/2 cup salsa, bread crumbs, garlic and cilantro in a large bowl.  Season the beef mixture as desired.  Spoon about 3 tablespoons beef mixture in the center of each eggplant slice.   Roll the eggplant around the filling and place seam-side down into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Spoon the remaining salsa over the filled eggplant.  Cover the baking dish.

Step 4

Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover the baking dish.

Step 5

Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the filling is cooked through.  Sprinkle with additional cilantro, if desired.  Serve with hot cooked rice, tortillas or pita bread.

Recipe Tips

  • Alternate Preparation: You can grill the eggplant slices instead of broiling.  Heat the grill to medium.  Brush the eggplant slices with the oil and grill until golden brown on both sides.

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