Layered Eggplant Hamburger Casserole

Layered Eggplant Hamburger Casserole

Try this hamburger casserole recipe....great one !


* 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
* 2 onions, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
* 2 1/4 cups water
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
* 1/3 cup dried parsley
* 1 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1 eggplant
* 1 onion, sliced
* 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
* 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef, onion and garlic for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain excess fat. Stir in the tomato paste, water, tomatoes, parsley, thyme, oregano and basil. Set aside.
3. Slice eggplant into 1/4-inch rounds. Place a layer of eggplant into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x12-inch glass baking dish. Then place a layer of the ground beef mixture over the eggplant, followed by a layer of sliced onion. Top this with 1/2 the breadcrumbs and cheese. Then repeat the layers: eggplant,
ground beef mixture, sliced onion and remaining breadcrumbs and cheese.
4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, remove foil and bake for 20 more minutes...hmm..the hamburger casserole recipe is ready to serve...nice taste ! Enjoy it !

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