Mix all ingredients in a Crock pot except the eggplant. Cook on High for 3 hours or low for 5 hours. Put eggplant in and cook until soft. Serve alone or over “riced cauliflower” instead of rice. Can also be done with pork.
Alternate Preparation using a dutch oven: Place all ingredients in a Dutch Oven except for eggplant. Cover and Cook med-low for 20-30 minutes. Put eggplant in and cook until soft. Remove cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes.