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Spinach and Meat Cakes

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Spinach and Meat Cakes
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  • Makes: 6 servings

Enjoy these spinach and meat cakes over brown rice, and with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Notes

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Source: California Health Department - Los Angeles County, Es Facil Campaign
Submitted by Brenda Grajeda

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 2 meat cakes, 1/6 of recipe (294g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 459
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Sodium 307 mg
Carbohydrates 75 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 25 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 111 mg
Iron 5 mg
Potassium 767 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 459
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 44 mg
Carbohydrates 75 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 25 g
Minerals
Calcium 111 mg
Potassium 767 mg
Sodium 307 mg
Copper 461 mcg
Iron 5 mg
Magnesium 205 mg
Phosphorus 424 mg
Selenium 43 mcg
Zinc 6 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 338 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.8 mg
Vitamin B12 1.8 mcg
Vitamin C 21 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 350 mcg
Folate 158 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 9 mg
Choline 92 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 cups
Grains
3 ounces
Protein Foods
2 ounces

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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
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!
My 4 and 2 year olds ATE this up! <br/>I didn't make them as cakes, just on the skillet and stuffed it into yellow bell peppers (for myself). YUM!