1Render out salt pork until well done. Remove from pan and set aside. Don't eat them all cause you will be tempted. Render=(( to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.))
2Add to hot skillet- 1/2 to 1 large chopped 0nion and 2 cloves of minced garlic until just translucent.
3Add ground beef and cook just until the pink is gone. Strain grease. Return meat to pan and add the Karo Syrup, In the meantime.....
4Add the Large can of tomato paste and fill can 2x with water. Heat until well dissolved. Add the oregano, basil, parsley, and Italian seasoning. I like a lot of flavor so I add a large heaping TBSP of each.
5Add the beef mixture back into pan and simmer 30-40 minutes.
610-15 minutes before done, add the eggplant and fresh mushrooms. Stir in and do not overcook. Right before turning off, add the salt pork. Serve immediately. Yum..