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Hearty Spinach Salad

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


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


  • 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.

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  • maratha
    May 26, 2010

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