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Cajun Eggplant Casserole

This is similar to the way I ate eggplant as a child in Louisiana. I have modified it to use roasted eggplant, which is so quick and easy to cook. You can change the proportions to make the amount you want.

Source: Kathy Ferris (Entered by Kathleen Ferris)
Serves: about 6
Vegan!

Ingredients
2 med or large eggplant, roasted and cooled
1 or more cup chopped onion
1 or more cup chopped peppers ( hot or sweet)
2 or 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 reg. can Cream of Mushroom or Celery Soup
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
1 cup plain bread crumbs

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Scoop out flesh of eggplant and chop coarsely. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet and saute onion and peppers until soft.
  3. Add eggplant and stir well to keep from sticking. Saute a few minutes and then add condensed soup, 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper. Mix well and remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Add just enough bread crumbs to form soft mixture. Butter a casserole, add mixture, then top with extra crumbs. Bake at 325 degrees until lightly browned and heated through.
  5. I you should wish for a meat dish, you could add browned ground beef in step 3. My family likes it either way.

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