Eggplant Sandwich with Beans and Rice


Eggplant Sandwich with Beans and Rice

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Course: Lunch
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 409kcal


  • Grill
  • Stove


  • 1 Green peppers
  • 1 Eggplant Medium, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 Tbs Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Whole grain bread
  • ¼ cup Mustard
  • 1 tsp Vegetable oil Canola
  • ¼ lb Smoked turkey kielbasa Cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • ½ Onion Large, chopped
  • ½ Green bell pepper Chopped
  • ½ Red bell pepper Chopped
  • 2 ⅔ Tbs Celery Chopped
  • cloves Garlic Finely chopped
  • Dried bay leaves
  • tsp Dried thyme leaves
  • tsp Seasoned salt
  • cup Rice Uncooked, long-grain, white
  • cup Water
  • lb Black beans Cooked
  • 5 oz Tomatoes Red, organic
  • 3 scoops Nutrim


  • Cut the sweet peppers lengthwise; remove and discard the stems, seeds, and membranes. Brush eggplant slices with oil. Grill eggplant slices and sweet pepper quarters on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals for 4 minutes. Turn and grill 3 to 5 minutes more or until eggplant is tender and sweet peppers are slightly charred. Remove vegetables from grill; set aside.
  • Spread 1 side of each bread slice with cheese and mustard. Layer 3 eggplant slices and 2 sweet pepper quarters on 4 of the bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices (optional). Serve warm.
  • In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add kielbasa, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, bay leaves and thyme; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes and salt, then bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in beans and cover, simmer for 10 minutes longer.
  • Cook rice in water as directed on the package. Remove bay leaves from bean mixture. Pour the bean mixture over the rice and serve. Enjoy!


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1600IU | Vitamin C: 113.9mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg

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