Friday, April 10, 2009

Spinach Beef Bake

Two weeks ago we had a church potluck. Lucky you! And it's another "bake!" Your favorite!!!!! I'm cheating by re-posting this, but I didn't have a picture before, and now I do, so it's allowed.

Potluck people like this. They really do! When they ask me its name, I tell them "Spinach Stuff." So it is, but it's good spinach stuff. It's a garlic-y, quickly prepared dish that can be used as a main course or a side. One may use fresh, torn, blanched spinach, too, and fresh mushrooms (just cook with the beef), but that increases preparation time. So, if you're in a time pinch, be lazy and use the bagged, boxed, and canned stuff!

2 tubes (7.5 oz. each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 ½ pounds ground beef
@ ½ cup finely chopped onion
2 eggs
1 package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (about 10 oz.)
1 can (4 oz.) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
4 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (can also use crumbled feta)
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons butter, melted

1. Press and flatten biscuits over bottom and up sides of a greased 11x7x2 dish (or whatever else works)

2. Cook ground beef with onion and drain.

3. Beat eggs in bowl; add spinach and mushrooms and mix well.

4. Stir in cheeses, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and beef mixture. Mix well.

5. Spoon into crust, drizzle with butter, and bake ucovered at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until crust is well-browned.

Take to the potluck and gobble, gobble, gobble.


HomebirthinMomma said...

oh my! looks yummy! Can't wait to try! Gonna put a link on my blog so I can find it and SHARE IT!! Thanks for posting! Will follow your blog but I am on a post baby diet so I won't be trying many of your delicious sweeties!!

heidiann(e) said...

This is going on the meal-planning list for two weeks from now.
I hope I can wait that long.
And yes, the new blog is in the works...
(Thanks to your inspiration!)

Abigail said...

Oh, man. I stopped buying refrigerated biscuits four years ago and haven't made this since. I forgot it existed! It's so yummy, though, that I think I'll try to make it tonight with homemade stuff. Fingers crossed...

And three cheers for a food blog! I'm already your biggest fan.

heidiann(e) said...


That turned out so good.
Next time, I think I'll use my smaller glass casserole dish. I used my 9x13 this time, and I think it was too big. The dough didn't quite cover the base.

Thanks for the new recipe!