On Crete, this pilaf is often made with xynohondros, or cracked wheat simmered in soured goat's milk. A sprinkling of feta pays homage to that flavor.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss eggplant with 3 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Spread on the prepared pan. Roast until golden, 15 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast bulgur in a large saucepan over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add the remaining 1/2 cup oil and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is very soft, 6 to 8 minutes.
Increase heat to medium-high and add bell pepper and the bulgur. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bell pepper is softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add water, Aleppo (or crushed red pepper) and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the bulgur is tender, 10 to 12 minutes more.
Remove from heat and stir in the eggplant, 1/2 cup feta and all but 1 tablespoon mint. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes. Serve topped with the remaining 1/2 cup feta and 1 tablespoon mint.
Equipment: Parchment paper