Spinach and Meat Cakes

Spinach and Meat Cakes
Makes: 6 servings
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Enjoy these spinach and meat cakes over brown rice, and with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. 


1 pound ground beef, or turkey, 7% fat (93% lean)
16 ounces frozen spinach chopped (may substitute a 2 bunches of fresh spinach)
1/2 onion (small, finely chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 teaspoon salt
  black pepper (to taste)
3 cups brown rice


1. Preheat frying pan (no oil).

2. Combine all ingredients except brown rice in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

3. Form mixture into 12 small balls. Place in frying pan and flatten into patties using a spatula.

4. Cook over medium heat until cooked on both sides.

5. Serve over brown rice.



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My 4 and 2 year olds ATE this up! I didn't make them as cakes, just on the skillet and stuffed it into yellow bell peppers (for myself). YUM!
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If ingredients are all still frozen, just put it all on the skillet and use the spatula to gradually break the beef/turkey apart. You won't get cakes that way, but it still tastes great!
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I tried this at the Loving Your Family, Feeding Their Future Launch for the first time and loved it! Everyone who tried it made positive comments about the recipe- even the ones who didn't think they'd like spinach. This recipe would be good for lunch o
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