Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yummy and Healthy--You Got It A New Recipe

I am writing a HUGE post for tomorrow, so all you get today is a new recipe. On my long list of goals for 2009, I included that I plan to try one new recipe a week, at least. When I find a good one, I want to pass it along. I made this one on Monday night and we really enjoyed it. I did add a couple of spices to it, because we like things with a lot of seasonings.

Spinach and Beef Bake


6 medium potatoes (@600g) cooked and sliced 1/4" thick
2 tblsp 40% margarine, melted
1/4 cup onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
8 1/2 oz (250 grams) extra lean ground beef
10 oz pkt (@250 grams) frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry
1/3 cup 1% cottage cheese
1/3 cup low fat Chedder or Colby cheese
1 large egg beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper ground (I added to taste, I didn't measure it)
What I added:
A pinch of sweet paprika
Tony Chachere's cooked with my ground beef, season to taste
A drop of two of Tabasco, if you like it hot (I added this to Hubs individually)


Heat oven to 350deg and grease an 8' square baking pan.
Place half of the sliced potatoes overlapping in baking pan and pour over half of the margarine.
Cook onions and garlic until soft , add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain off any fat, take off stove and cool slightly.
Add cottage cheese, spinach, egg, salt and pepper stirring to mix well.
Spread mixture over potato slices , cover with remaining potato slices, drizzle over remaining margarine and top with grated cheese.
Cook for approx 30 minutes or until hot, and stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Number of Servings: 4

This really good and filling. Even the kids liked it. We ate it alone, as a complete meal.

I got the recipe from Spark Recipes, and there are tons and tons if you are looking for more great, healthy recipes.

Tomorrow's post is big and informative and might possible cause a spark. . . . .


forever folding laundry said...

Sounds like a yummy cold weather meal! I can't even imagine how you handle that winter weather! I think it would take some sort of miracle for me to even venture out in that kind of cold!

Mrs Lemon said...

This sounds so good.

I see how you are though - fattening us up before you bring down the hammer with your sparky post :)