Monday, September 15, 2014

Slow Cooker Caponata

As I was cooking this in my slow cooker, the kids started to come home from school.  Every single one of them LOVED the smell of the caponata as they walked through the door.  They all asked me what was for dinner.  As I told them that it is this insanely delicious dish packed with veggies, they all went, "ewwwww!"  Silly kids!
But yes, caponata is an Italian dish full of veggies like eggplant, onion, peppers and others.  It is insanely delicious!  You can serve it as a side dish or as a dish of its own.  I served ours as is, with some French bread on the side.  Absolutely delicious!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-1 medium eggplant (around 1 lb), peeled and cut into large chunks
-1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos, undrained
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
-1/2 cup medium chunky salsa
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-2 Tbs capers, drained
-2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
-3 cloves garlic
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1/4 tsp salt
Directions:
Place everything in the slow cooker.  Give it a good stir, cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve and enjoy!

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