Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Friday, April 03, 2009

Spinach with Ground Beef

(Kiymali Ispanak)

Spinach with Ground Beef
500 gr fresh baby spinach, washed, drained, coarsely chopped
150 gr medium ground beef
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp rice, rinsed
1 small tomato, peeled, cut in small cubes
1 tsp red pepper paste
3 tbsp crushed tomato, in can

Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain Turkish yogurt, room temperature
1-2 clove garlic, mashed with salt

Saute the onion with olive oil and butter for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat in the medium sized pot. Then add the ground beef, salt and pepper, then stir. Cook together until the colour of the ground beef turns to light brown. Add the rice, tomato, red pepper paste and crushed tomato, stir again.

Place the spinach all over and close the lid. Cook on medium heat until the rice is tender without adding water.

Place the dish in a service plate and put a couple of spoons of Garlic Yogurt Sauce over the top. Serve with freshly baked Turkish Bread.

2 servings.


At 12:59 AM, Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A nice combo! I love that touch of yogurt on the top!



At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Erica said...

Cok Guzel......This is my husband's favourite dish.

I make it quite often.....I love all your recipes. Do you make 'antep ezme' also?

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkurler Erica:) I am going to post Antep Ezme recipe in the future:)

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Sidse said...

Hi Binnur

Thanks for posting this really delicious recipe. I have cooked it twice and my husband is crazy about it. It goes really well with the yoghurt and hot bread... yummy :-)




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