Recipe By Marie Williams
Published Jun 8th
Prep 15m Cook 1h 10m Additional - Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 276.1

Good recipe using eggplant and wheat berries. Also a tasty way to use up all those cherry tomatoes in your garden. You can also pan-fry or bake the eggplant instead of grilling it.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 pounds eggplant, quartered and sliced, or more to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup wheat berries
  • ½ cup barley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 2 Brush eggplant slices with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. 3 Grill eggplant on the preheated grill until tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side.
  4. 4 Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, wheat berries, barley, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and allspice to onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until wheat berries are tender and some liquid is still remaining, about 40 minutes.
  5. 5 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. 6 Stir tomatoes and black beans into wheat berries mixture; remove pot from heat. Stir eggplant into wheat berries mixture; pour into a 9x9-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over mixture.
  7. 7 Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 276.1
  • Carbohydrate 39.9 g
  • Cholesterol 10.7 mg
  • Fat 7.8 g
  • Fiber 10.5 g
  • Protein 12.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 962.8 mg
  • Sugar 3.5 g
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  1. Great recipe! The only change I made was pinto beans in place of black beans, as that's what I had on hand. This is really tasty, I do like wheat berries.

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