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Mother's Day Recipe: Mexican Eggplant Stacks
Make this your one special dish for Mother’s Day this weekend.
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Ingredients:

1 pound boneless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
½ medium Spanish or white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1-15-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1-15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1 cup frozen corn
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large eggplant, peeled and sliced ½ in thick
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups dry seasoned bread crumbs
Queso Fresco

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Step 1:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add onions and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.

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Step 2:

Add cumin, diced tomatoes, lime juice, vinegar, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 3:

Add shredded beans, chicken, and about a cup of chicken stock and simmer for about 20 minutes.

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Step 4:

Stir in corn and mix until heated through (about 5 minutes).

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Step 5:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in crumbs, and place in hot oil.

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Step 6:

Fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

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Step 7:

Drain on paper towels or on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath to keep it crispy on both sides.

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Step 8:

Place a generous serving of chicken mixture over half the fried eggplant pieces.

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Step 9:

Sprinkle each with crumbled queso fresco.

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Step 10:

Serve with avocado.

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Alternative option:

Grill eggplant and use shredded turkey breast, any flaky white fish or a variety of sautéd veggies instead of chicken.

Mother's Day Recipe: Mexican Eggplant Stacks

Make this your one special dish for Mother’s Day this weekend.

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