This recipe goes in the comfort food category. This concoction of ground beef, ground turkey, mozzarella cheese, milk, and spinach is a recipe that I’ve shared with my co-workers many times. It’s quick and can be made ahead of time then popped into the oven to bake for 25 minutes when you need it. Typically any food with a cheese sauce begins with a rue, and that means flour. You can use either blend A or B of my grain free flour blend for this recipe. Like the rest of the recipes that call for this flour, you can taste the individual ingredients when mixed with wet ingredients, but once cooked, you’d never know the recipe is grain free.
1 lb sautéed ground beef or turkey (I usually use a 50/50 mix of each)
10 oz frozen spinach (defrosted)
1 10 oz package fresh mushrooms or 2 cans mushrooms
½ medium onion
1T olive or coconut oil
1 ½ T My Grain Free Flour Blend (A or B)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 10 inch skillet, sauté onions in oil. When onions become translucent add ground beef, continue cooking until no longer pink. If using fresh mushrooms add mushrooms to ground beef 5 min before removing from heat and cover to allow mushrooms to steam. Remove ground beef mixture from heat.
Melt butter over low heat and stir in flour with a wooden spoon. Gradually add milk ¼ cup at a time waiting for rue to thicken before adding more. Once all of the milk is added, simmer rue slowly for five minutes.
In a large casserole combine meat, mushrooms, spinach, and sauce. Mix until the sauce is distributed throughout the meat and spinach. Top with mozzarella cheese.* Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese bubbles.
Enjoy with grain free bread, a fresh salad, or both!