Add a little cheese to make it even better.
*1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 medium onions, chopped
*3 medium tomatoes, chopped
*1 large green bell pepper, chopped
*1 large red bell pepper, chopped
*1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped
*1 zucchini, peeled and chopped
*3 tablespoons olive oil
*3 tablespoons dried basil
*1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
*3 cloves garlic, minced
*1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
*1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
*1 (5 1/2 ounce) can pitted ripe olives, drained and chopped.
~Sprinkle the eggplant with salt.
~Let stand in a colander for 1 hour to drain.
~Press out excess moisture.
~Rinse egg plant.
~Put the eggplant into a crock pot.
~Add the onions, tomatoes, red-green-yellow peppers, zucchini, olive oil, basil, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
~Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
~Stir in tomato paste, and olives.
~Serve hot or cold, whatever tickles your fancy.
-Add cooked chicken, shredded
-Add cooked ground beef
-Add cooked Italian sausage