This Beef Spinach Scramble features spinach that adds a nice nutritional boost to this main dish of ground beef with garlic, basil and red pepper sauce and scrambled eggs.

Beef Spinach Scramble Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ready In: 25 min

Servings: 4

1 tsp Olive Oil
1 small Onion, chopped
1 lb lean Ground Beef
1 small clove Garlic, minced
10 oz frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 medium Eggs
½ tsp Basil
¼ tsp hot Red Pepper Sauce
2 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Sauté onion about 3 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Add ground beef and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often to break up meat, until browned. Add spinach and cook 1 minute, stirring often.
Reduce heat to medium. Beat eggs, basil, hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to skillet and cook about 1 minute, stirring often, until eggs are set. Sprinkle cheese over top and serve immediately.
Due to the nature of this recipe, adjust the number of servings in multiples of 4 only.

Tips & Notes
Researchers have identified at least 13 different compounds in nutrient-rich spinach that function as antioxidants and anti-cancer agents.
Spinach also has been shown to help those suffering from osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis and other diseases. Spinach is fat-and cholesterol-free, low in calories, high in fiber, high in folate and also provides 15 percent of the daily requirement of magnesium.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and iron. Spinach also provides vitamin K, which helps blood coagulate and which, along with calcium, vitamin D and phosphorous, is important for strong bones.
Apparently, Popeye knew something.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 310
Total Fat: 16.6g
Cholesterol: 230mg
Sodium: 220mg
Total Carbohydrates: 7.4g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Protein: 32.3g


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