Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


1 1/4 lbs eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, sliced thin
2 ribs of celery, coarse chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can (1-lb) diced tomatoes with juice
3 tbsp tomato sauce
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp capers, drained
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Combine the eggplant, onions, celery, olive oil, tomatoes and tomato sauce in a slow cooker or crockpot; cover and cook on low 3 1/2 to 4 hours until the eggplant is tender.  Stir in the olives, balsamic vinegar, sugar, capers, and seasonings.  Replace lid and cook for another hour to blend the flavors and heat through.

Yield: 6 serings

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