Stuffed Eggplant (Papoutsakia)

Stuffed Eggplant (Papoutsakia)

Stuffed Eggplant (Papoutsakia)

In this Peloponnese-style dish, eggplant is stuffed with ground beef and tomatoes and topped with a cheesy béchamel.Penny De Los Santos

This Peloponnese-style dish finds eggplant stuffed with ground beef and tomatoes and topped with a cheesy bechamel. The recipe comes is from Susanna Hoffman's The Olive and the Caper (Workman, 2004).

Pairing Note: An excellent choice for this hearty and rustic dish is the 2006 Domaine Mercouri Estate Red ($22), made from refosco grapes. —David Rosengarten