Slow-Cooker Turkish-Style Eggplant Casserole
Why This Recipe Works
Earthy and versatile, eggplant pairs well with traditional Turkish spices, namely, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. We paired eggplant, which we rubbed with a spice mixture and broiled before adding it to the slow cooker to cook off extra moisture and keep the slices firm, with bulgur, a popular grain of the region that cooks perfectly in the steamy environment of the slow cooker. An herb-yogurt sauce added a welcome richness and tang to this spiced dish.