Orzo and Fresh tomato sauce with ground pork and eggplant

We're sharing a "throw together" meal today. When I was meal planning I loosely came up with this recipe but Patrick and I put it all together in the kitchen as we were making it. We had ordered eggplant for our CSA and two were in the box. The recipe I was requesting the eggplant for only needed one so here we were with another lone eggplant. What to do??

Alongside that lone eggplant were three tomatoes that I had thought I would need for another recipe but over estimated. So with the eggplant and three tomatoes I thought an Italian dish would work well. We'd do a fresh tomato sauce tossed with sauteed eggplant. We added in an onion from the pantry and a pound of ground pork from the freezer with a few other odds and ends to pull it all together! It was a success, I'd say!


Fresh tomato sauce with ground pork and eggplant & Orzo
Ingredients
1/2 lb whole wheat orzo
1 lb ground pork
1 onion, diced
1 medium eggplant, diced into 1" chunks
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium or large tomatoes, rough chop
1 8 oz can plain tomato sauce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions
Boil water and prepare orzo according to package directions.
Meanwhile in a large pan saute ground pork until loses pink color. Then add onion and eggplant; continuing to saute. Once the onion is translucent and the eggplant has softened add in garlic. Then add in fresh tomatoes and the tomato sauce. Warm through. Add in cooked orzo and Parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. I really like eggplant.

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