Hearty, Healthy and Yummy

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Hearty, Healthy and Yummy

Postby mgwerks » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:32 pm

Hearty and Healthy
Just so you don't think that everything I cook is all calories or cholesterol, I thought I'd share a really tasty and healthy dish I make regularly. The origins of this dish are shrouded in obscurity - basically another challenge of what can I make with what I have on hand. It is very versatile, and can be changed to use other meats like pork or chicken, with an appropriate change in broth to match. Serves 6 (or 4 healthy appetites).

INGREDIENTS
4 T oil
1 1/2 lb. beef, cubed about 3/4"
1 med. to large onion, rough chopped
1 lb. mushrooms cut to size of beef (I like crimini, but white will do)
10 oz. box chopped frozen spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 qt. beef broth (I use organic low-sodium Swanson's)
grated Romano or Parmesan cheese for garnish


METHOD
Gather the ingredients prepared as above.

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Add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meat, and cook until well-browned. Add onions and mushrooms, cooking until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally. Add seasonings to taste. Add spinach and broth.

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Stir to incorporate well, and simmer until meat is tender (about 90 minutes), stirring occasionally. As it cooks the liquid will reduce, slightly thickening broth. When meat is fork-tender, ladle into bowls and top with shredded cheese. Serve with a good coarse bread and butter.

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Be sure and try it with pork or chicken, using chicken broth instead of beef broth. It's all good.
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Postby JamesB » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:37 pm

That looks good!
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Postby JaCK2U2 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:49 am

Sounds like a nice change of pace - I could image some thick sourdough bread going well with that!
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Re: Hearty, Healthy and Yummy

Postby TXCajun » Wed May 26, 2010 1:53 pm

Good low-carb soup! We've been on a low-carb dietary change for the past eight months, and it has done us a world of good. We also are eating a lot of fresh spinach and use it to make spinach pesto and a host of other stuff.

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