Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Baked Stuffed Eggplant
If you like stuffed peppers, you'll love this baked stuffed eggplant recipe. It's not only fairly easy to make, but you can prepare it ahead of time.
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Baked Stuffed Eggplant
  1. - 2 medium eggplants, halved and hollowed out (reserve insides)
  2. - 1/2 cup diced onion
  3. - 1/2 cup diced celery
  4. - 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  5. - 1/2 cup diced carrots
  6. - 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  7. - 4 garlic cloves, minced
  8. - 2 cups cooked rice
  9. - 2 eggs, beaten
  10. - 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  11. - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  12. - 1/2 cup diced ham or bacon
  13. - 1/2 cup diced sausage
  14. - 1/2 cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Place the four eggplant halves in a shallow baking dish. Dice the insides of the eggplants and mix together with all the remaining ingredients.
  2. Fill the eggplant halves with the mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. The eggplant should be lightly browned on top.
  3. Serve on a bed of baby arugula and top with your favorite tomato sauce and more grated Parmesan.
Notes
  1. Pair with Marquette Red from Coyote Moon Vineyards.
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