Step 1: Bake a layer of eggplant. I think next time I'll use split Japanese eggplants for this.
Step 2: layers of ground beef, fresh tomato slices, green bell peppers. And under it all, half-baked eggplant.
Out of the oven, served on (overcooked, oops) rice.
Extreme close-up: the eggplant mushed up a lot.
I topped the whole thing with a mess of pomegranate seeds, scallions and fresh mint.