When it comes to easy meals you can’t beat a casserole, and this casserole with ground beef and woodsy mushrooms is a real family-pleaser.
Yep, it’s another Monday morning. Are you ready to go to work? If you’re anything like me – and I’m sure you are – the weekend wasn’t nearly long enough.
At least we have leftovers from this savory, beefy casserole to look forward to when we get home. No cooking tonight, just a lovely meal just waiting to be warmed up and served with a colorful, leafy green salad. Enjoy your Monday and don’t work too hard!
- 1 pound extra lean beef, ground
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, fresh minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup red wine
- 1 can low fat cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups Bisquick
- ? cup water
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1. Preheat oven to 350.
- 2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add oil. Then add onion and cook 3 - 4 minutes to soften. Add ground beef and cook another 5 - 6 minutes until beef is cooked through.
- 3. Add garlic, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, wine, soup and mushrooms. Cook another 5 minutes until heated through. Add spinach, and season with salt and pepper.
- 4. Mix Bisquick and water to form a soft dough. Add water in increments to keep dough from becoming too soft. Add more water if dough is too dry. Roll dough out to the size of your casserole dish.
- 5. Spray a medium casserole dish with cooking spray and spread out beef mixture. Top with dough and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until dough is lightly browned and cooked through.
What’s good for me in this dish? Lean beef is a terrific source of protein. Protein is a fundamental part of every cell in your body. We use it for growth and also to repair our organs, skin, hair, and nails. In addition, protein is involved in the building of our bones, muscles and blood. Pretty important stuff! Just 3 or 4 ounces can provide a person with half a day’s requirement of this macronutrient. Spinach is another powerhouse of nutrition. Spinach contains iron for energy, and vitamins C and A, folic acid and B6 to help your heart. Spinach has 13 different flavonoid compounds that function as antioxidants, and as anti-cancer agents. Amount Per Serving Calories: 333, Weight Watchers Points 7 Total Fat: 12.91g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 619mg Total Carbs: 29.66g Dietary Fiber: 1.70g Sugars: 5.84g Protein: 21.86g Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details.