Do you like Eggplant?


Tried and true recipes are great. I get most of my recipes from friends or handed down from family.  One of our favorites came from Jonathan’s Grandma Lucy who is almost 99 years young!  She grew her own homegrown eggplant (I planted some this year so we’ll see how that works out!) and tomatoes.  I make mine slightly differently (noted below) but it is yummy either way. I serve it with pasta (usually penne tossed in a little butter, garlic and parmesan) and a salad.  Rachel and Jonathan love it!

Grandma Lucy’s Eggplant Casserole

1 lb. ground chuck

1/2 c. chopped onion

1 clove garlic

1 t. salt

1 T. flour


1 t. oregano

1 t. Italian seasoning

2 large, ripe tomatoes, diced (can use canned; drain them)

1 medium eggplant

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (I use mozzarella)

Brown beef and onion.  Drain well.  Add seasonings and flour.  Stir and cook for five minutes. Peel and slice eggplant.  Boil until tender.  Drain well.   Spread ground chuck mixture on bottom of 1 /12 qt. casserole dish (Spray with non-stick spray first).  Top beef with tomatoes and  arrange eggplant on top.  Cover with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees 30- 35 minutes.


Posted from Olathe, KS

Black Veatch responded:
Black Veatch
I have so many great memories of Sunday after church going to my grandmaw Lucy’s house and her having eggplant casserole cooking when we got there. Now if you had put eggplant in front of me in another form at that time in life I would have opted out. However you add hamburger, lots of cheese etc. and what a combo.Grandma Lucy will be 99 next month and has not cooked any of this in many a year. She always thought Jawanda made a pretty good version though and I agree. I hope many of you will continue to enjoy this family tradition.

Jawanda Mast responded:
Jawanda Mast
I have the world’s bestest husband! Thanks for supporting me and encouraging me. This has been fun!

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