Tex Mex Spinach and Beef Casserole

Servings 4 people


  • 3/4 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup grated low fat Cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine first 8 ingredients (ground beef through tomato sauce); blend well. Stir in beaten egg, half of the Cheddar cheese, the onion, and the bell pepper.
  • Place mixture in a lightly-oiled baking dish and top with remaining half of the Cheddar cheese; bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!!


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big green salad on the side. SERVING SUGGESTION: Add buttered corn on the cob. KOSHER: Make sure beef is certified kosher and substitute soy cheese for Cheddar. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure salsa and tomato sauce are gluten-free. NUTRITION: per serving: 343 Calories; 6g Fat; 20g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 82mg Cholesterol; 662mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Fat. Points: 4
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