Beef and Eggplant Stew (Greek - Crock Pot Version)

Total Time
8hrs 25mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
8 hrs 10 mins

This is a delicious Greek stew that I have adapted for the crock pot. The spices give it the characteristic Mediterranean flavour and the sauce is divine. The eggplant will be very soft, and some pieces may even have melted into the sauce. This is terrific served over a thick pasta, like penne or rigatoni.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Wash the eggplant, then top and tail.
  2. Don't bother to peel, just cut into 1 inch thick segments.
  3. In large skillet, brown the beef, onions, garlic and eggplant in olive oil until dark golden-brown; drain.
  4. Place in crock pot.
  5. Combine the beef stock with the tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, spices, and salt and pepper to taste, and stir it into the meat.
  6. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  7. If serving with pasta, prepare pasta until al dente, pour onto a large serving platter and cover with meat, eggplant and sauce (you may add the feta- it is delicious).
  8. Sprinkle minced parsley over.
  9. If serving on its own as a main course, garnish with parsley and feta, serve with a green salad, lots of crusty bread (the sauce has to be mopped up!), and plenty of red wine.