Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Eggplant Bean Sauce on roasted potatoes

Our family LOVE having roast potatoes for dinner....
And we also love eggplant meals....
And we also love bean sauce!
So this dinner is always a winner.
It's a little bit fiddly with all the different parts but it's not difficult. And it's well worth the effort.

To serve 4:

Wrap 4 large potatoes in foil & bake in a 200C oven for one hour or until soft in the centre. While the potatoes are cooking prepare the eggplant & bean sauce.
1 eggplant
1 onion

Put the eggplant and onion in a large frying pan and dry fry til the eggplant is tender.
You can add stock or water to stop the vegetables from sticking if needed.
Cook until the eggplant is soft

In a blender combine: 1 tin borlotti beans, drained
1 roasted red capsicum
1 teaspoon minced garlic
350grams passata
Blend til smooth.
Pour the blended bean mix over the cooked eggplant. 
Mix together and warm over medium heat until warmed through. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Italian herbs and freshly chopped basil.

Serve over the cooked potatoes.

Want a quick alternative - make the eggplant bean sauce and serve it over brown rice or couscous.

Question of the day:
What is your favourite topping to serve over roasted potatoes?


  1. Wow, never in a million years would I have thought up that sauce! My husband and I are the only ones who like eggplant, so you're lucky your whole family does. I like margarine, nutritional yeast flakes, hot sauce and salt and pepper on my baked potatoes.

    1. Your potatoes sound delicious too - nice and simple!
      You'll have to do this eggplant dish one night as a treat when it's just you two :-) xxx

  2. Yum! I know we would love this too :-) My husband also adores potatoes, and given his vegetable repertoire is not huge (!) we have them quite regularly. I love them stuffed with beans, but have never tried this particular combination of ingredients.

    1. lol - I am slowly increasing my husbands vegetable consumption - so glad he finally enjoys eggplant now! Baked potatoes are a winner for everyone I reckon - and mmmm i also love them stuffed with beans - esp BBQ baked beans!!!!!!

  3. Oh yes! This looks and sounds terrific! Wonderful ideas for multi-purpose, too! LOVE it!

  4. Mmm this looks so yummy! In the UK, we call these kind of potatoes 'Jacket Potatoes' as we serve & eat them in the Jackets :o) My family loves eggplant, so I'm sure they would love your sauce. Definitely need to add this to my 'to try' list. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe xx

    1. Hope they all enjoy it :-)
      Oh yes I have heard the term jacket potatoes - it's quite descriptive really! I love potato skin when it's roasted like this!

  5. I really dont like the look. But I will not judge the taste by the look. I will try this out and hope I love it