Hearty Spinach Salad Recipe
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Hearty Spinach Salad Recipe

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Ground beef turns an ordinary spinach salad into a main dish. Minced garlic adds just the right amount of zip. You can easily substitute any type of lettuce for the spinach. - Rita Goshaw, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salad dressing of your choice


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, beef, tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Spinach Salad in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p76

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maratha User ID: 3821544 43498
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"very good. I added green onion and hard boiled eggs."

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