Have you ever wanted comfort food but without the guilt and extra calories? When my mom made me what I call beef and spinach pie last year, it tasted just like that. It’s a relatively simple dish—just beef, spinach, onion, and eggs, but looks like a lot more labor and love went into it. It’s one of my favorite SCD meals to eat because it’s not only comforting but it’s a meal you can feel really good about eating, too. For some reason, the cooked egg inside the pie takes on the flavor of cheese to me, which is a major plus, because who doesn’t love cheese? I actually thought it was cheese the first time I tried it and couldn’t believe it when my mom told me I was tasting eggs.
- 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 1 handful of spinach
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 red onion
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup water
- Sea salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Food process the onions or finely dice them. Then, fry them in a nonstick pan over medium heat until browned. Put the onions aside.
Fry the beef until browned.
Cook the spinach in a small pot with water for about 5-10 minutes until well cooked. Drain the spinach and chop.
Add the onions and spinach to the beef. Add water and place a lid on the pan for 5 minutes or until the beef is moist.
Remove the lid and continue cooking until the extra water has cooked down.
Season the beef mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the beef mixture to a small casserole dish (no oil is required).
Beat the eggs in a bowl and mix into the casserole dish with the beef mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes.
I typically like eating mine with half of an avocado to get in my daily dose of healthy fats.
Nutrition facts per serving (serves 9): 70 calories, 4.8 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 57 mg cholesterol, 33.6 mg sodium, 6 g protein, 0.53 g carbs, 0.13 g fiber, 0 g sugar