Shelly's Spinach Beef Skillet Dinner
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
4 servings
I adopted this recipe after the departure of my dear friend, Shelly. She had suggested it to me during one of my quests for dinner ideas, and I had prepared it quite some time ago with delicious results. At that time, I used fresh spinach which I added to the saute pan briefly with the cooked ground beef and onion and cooked just to wilt down. It was an easy comfort meal for us. Shelly's witty and insightful comments on the original recipes were as follows: So much better than hamburger helper! I got this from the "Southern Living" website before it required that you be a subscriber to the magazine to look at their online recipes. The original recipe calls for a 13 1/2 oz. can of whole leaf spinach, but I hate canned spinach so I use frozen. In fact, sometimes I use two boxes of frozen spinach instead of just one. The original recipe also called for just one cup of cooked macaroni but that just didn't seem like enough. You can also add another can of tomatoes if you like. Experiment! So easy and delicious!

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Serving Size (75.38 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 20.55 Calories from Fat 3.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g 2.49%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.58%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 52.45mg 8.74%
Total Carbohydrate 2.98g 3.98%
Dietary Fiber 2.06 g 32.89%
Sugars 0.46 g %
Protein 2.57g 20.58%
Vitamin A 8310.8IU% Vitamin C 3.9mg%
Calcium 91.43mg% Iron 1.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, small onion, diced tomatoes, cooked macaroni, salt and pepper