Spinach And Beef Bake
|Frozen chopped spinach||10 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Vegetable cooking spray||1|
|Ground chuck||1 Pound|
|Thinly sliced celery||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped onion||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cooked long grain rice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cooked without salt / fat|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Dried whole thyme||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shredded cheese||2 Ounce (1/2 Cup)|
|Sweet red pepper rings||6|
Cook spinach according to package directions, omitting salt; drain well.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
Add ground chuck, celery, and onion.
Cook over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble meat.
Drain well; pat dry with paper towels.
Combine spinach, meat mixture, rice, and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well.
Place mixture in a 1 1/2-quart baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 20 minutes.
Top with cheese and bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Garnish with red pepper rings,