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Beef and Spinach Skillet

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Biscuits, optional


  • In a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the spinach, mushrooms, garlic salt and basil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and salt until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in cheese. Pour over meat mixture; mix well. Reduce heat; cook, covered, until heated through. If desired, serve with biscuits.
To avoid ending up with lumps in the white sauce, stir it with a whisk while it cooks.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 351 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 872mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Damomom
    Jul 22, 2018

    Is that a cast iron skillet in the photo?

  • bluzyama
    Jul 9, 2018

    Calls for 20 minutes bake time...what

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Oct 1, 2015

    I used fresh spinach for this recipe. It was simple and tasty. An easy recipe for a work night. Next time I may add additional seasoning like extra garlic and cayenne pepper for a kick.

  • CookingVal
    Apr 16, 2015

    Quick to make and delicious! If you don't mind spinach, it is a delightful and filling meal!

  • Heatschel
    Mar 14, 2015


  • brooksjones7
    Sep 11, 2009

    Yummy! Thaw the spinach first.