I can't have the carbs, so this is good enough, but it would be nice served over white rice adding fresh corn.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
15 mins
45 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place eggplant in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, and add water to cover. Let stand for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and add diced tomatoes and green chiles, eggplant, bell pepper, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and chili powder. Mix well, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use mild or spicy RO*TEL(R).

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 6.9g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 69.6mg; sodium 642.7mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 4 stars
I was surprised at just how good this was! This is definitely going in my keeper file. The only thing this needs is more eggplant (1/4 pound for 4 servings is not nearly enough - I used 1/2 pound) and it definitely needs salt in the actual dish, and not just in the soaking water for the eggplant. I ended up using about 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of salt. The rest of the seasonings are perfect. This will definitely be great for my low carb days, however I did end up eating it with a tiny bit of rice and it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Maybe next time I would sauté the green pepper and spices with the meat. I was not able to find eggplant so I used asparagus and rice. My husband loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe was pretty good overall and has a lot of potential. I sauteed the pepper with the ground beef and used a 1/2 pound of eggplant. We ate it over cauliflower rice, which was really good. A drizzle of Sriracha and sprinkle of garlic salt on top really brought the flavors together. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very delicious. I substituted Italian sausage for the ground beef because it was at the top of my packed freezer. I peeled the eggplant because I personally find the skin bitter. I sautéed onions with the sausage and that was the only change. Fabulous. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is really good! I made it as it was written :) I am on a diet so I ate it the way it is, but my boyfriend put it over white rice and he liked it that way. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made this for my honey who loves eggplant. Wanted to try something new, because how much rolatini and parmigiano can you eat? LOL. It came out well, but the next time I will double the amount of the tomatoes to make it a little bit more sauce. Otherwise super easy and very good. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
I made this tonight. It was a great disappointment. Really blah. I think it could be improved with sautéed onions and mote seasonings. Shame because it sounded so simple. Read More