Mother's Day Recipe: Mexican Eggplant Stacks

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

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    mexican eggplant ingred

    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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    mexican eggplant step 1

    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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    Mexican eggplant step 5

    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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    Mexican eggplant step 6

    Step 6: Fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
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    Mexican eggplant step 7

    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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    Mexican eggplant step 8

    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.
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