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Spinach Skillet Bake

 Spinach Skillet Bake
Over the years, I've tried to instill a love of cooking in our seven children. And we've enjoyed a variety of delicious recipes, including this one. - Nancy Robaidek, Krakow, Wisconsin
4-6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese or part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In an ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until
  • no longer pink; drain. Add the spinach, mushrooms, garlic salt and
  • basil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour and salt until smooth.
  • Gradually add milk. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Pour over meat mixture; mix well. Sprinkle with
  • cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until heated
  • through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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Spinach Skillet Bake (continued)

To avoid ending up with lumps in the white sauce for Spinach Skillet Bake, stir it with a whisk while it cooks.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 ounce) equals 351 calories, 23 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 872 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.