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Spinach and Meat Cakes

Spinach

Healthy mixture of either ground meat, spinach, onion and garlic made into patties and served over brown rice for a spinach and meat cakes meal.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef or turkey (93 percent lean)
2 bunches spinach - washed and cut into pieces (may substitute a 1-pound bag of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained)
1/2 small finely chopped onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste
3 cups brown rice

Directions

Combine all ingredients except brown rice in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

Form mixture into 12 small balls. Place in frying pan and flatten into patties using a spatula.

Cook over medium heat until cooked on both sides. Serve over brown rice.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 2 meat cakes
Calories: 270; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3.5g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Sodium: 340mg; Carbohydrates: 27g; Protein: 21g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 1g

Notable Note

Brown rice will only last about six months before it gets stale. When it get stale, it is very difficult to get it tender. Red and black whole grain rice varieties are increasingly popular in the U.S. and offer all the whole grain goodness of brown.

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