Russian Eggplant Caviar

Flora S.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggplants peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place eggplants in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain in a colander; press out excess water with the back of a large spoon.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add green bell pepper; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Stir drained eggplant into the skillet. Add tomato sauce, salt, and pepper; cook, mashing eggplant with the back of the spoon, until flavors combine and tomato sauce darkens, about 30 minutes.

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