Uncover pan and pour in another ¼ cup water. Stir, re-cover, and cook 7 minutes (eggplant should be soft enough to mash easily). Uncover and mash eggplant with a fork. Mix in garlic, 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt, and ¼ tsp. (or more) Tabasco or other spicy hot sauce and cook, uncovered, until garlic mellows and flavors have come together, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; taste and season with more salt and hot sauce if needed.