Potluck Surprise

Ingredients:

1 pounds lean ground beef

1 cups elbow macaroni; uncooked

cup onion; chopped

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 small eggplant, cut into inch cubes

cup Pimento; Chopped

1 teaspoons salt

teaspoon pepper

1 cup dairy sour cream

2 cups cheddar cheese; shredded

Preparation:

Heat Dutch oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the macaroni as directed on the package and drain. While the macaroni is cooking, cook and stir the meat and onion in a Dutch oven until the meat is brown. Drain off the excess fat.

Stir in the salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, macaroni, eggplant, sour cream, pimento and 1 cup of the cheese. Turn into an ungreased 3-quart casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake uncovered until the eggplant is tender, about 45 to 50 minutes. Serve hot.