Friday, July 2, 2010

July 2010 Meal #1: Pork & Eggplant w/Black Bean Garlic Sauce

For meal #1 I had originally planned on making pork and squash only to realize that I had forgotten to buy the right cut of pork.  So I just ended up making a substitute before the vegetable got bad which was ground pork and eggplant with garlic black bean sauce.  I learned this from my husband and started cooking it every so often.  It's really easy to make and tastes really good over a bed of hot rice.  My husband gave me a break from cooking dinner last night and it turned out just as good when I make it.  I don't have an actual recipe for this so everything is all by "guesstimate" and I'll try to provide the general amount of ingredients to use.

3 lbs. ground pork
2 medium sized round eggplants, chopped
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
Black bean garlic paste
Garlic chili sauce (think the brand name is called Sambal)

Break down ground pork and brown with garlic.  Drain fat. Add onions and cook til tender.  Add the black bean garlic paste and garlic chili sauce (I just add about 2 heaping spoonfuls of both.  You can add more of the chili sauce to your preference).  Add about a cup of water and eggplant.  Stir and cover.  Cook until eggplant is tender.  You can add more black bean paste if the taste is still a little to bland for you.

 I took a picture of it last night but I loaded it into a different computer.  I will have to update this post with the picture at a later time.

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