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Spinach Beef Bake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6-8 servings

"Everyone loves the mild flavor and cheesy topping of this crowd-pleasing casserole," says LaVerne Schultz of Greenfield, Wisconsin. "I usually round out this hearty meal with a tossed salad or applesauce."

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Add mushroom, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Add spinach, soup, sour cream and rice; mix well.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until the rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 342 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 835mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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