Gabrielle’s Eggplant Parmesan

Full disclosure, if you have been following my recipes for a while, you know I am NOT very good at measuring. This dish is full of flexibility and very easy to adapt to your personal taste. Feel free to experiment with it!

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Recipe Level


Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes


Appetizer/Snack / Dinner / Holiday/Gathering / Lunch


6 People



  • 1LbsPainted Hills Natural Ground Beef
  • 1Unit(s)cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1xsweet onion (I use Walla Walla)
  • 5Unit(s)sliced mushrooms
  • 1Qtwhole tomatoes
  • 15Oz can tomato sauce
  • 6Ozcan tomato paste
  • 1/ wine
  • 2Tsp.dried basil
  • 1Tsp.salt - I used Dry Canyon Red Wine salt.
  • 1/2C.parmesan cheese
  • 3C.mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large pan (I use cast iron) brown ground beef and drain. Add garlic, mushrooms and onion and saute until onion is translucent. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Once the sauce has thickened and gotten nice and dark and rich, time for assembly. Needed at this stage: 3 cups mozzarella cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese
  2. In a 3 qt baking dish layer ingredients - sauce, eggplant, sauce, mozzarella cheese, eggplant, sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and browned.

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