Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake

Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot BakePin recipeFollow us 46.3k

Nothing says comfort like a good one-pot. This sizzling beef and spinach dish has bags of flavour and with just 20 minutes hands on cooking time it’s a great family winner dinner.

Works really well as left overs for lunch the next day too, if it makes it that far! I made this with steak mince but you could also make it with frying steak if you prefer, just make sure you adjust the cooking times accordingly.

Top with mozzarella and place in the oven to melt for that stringy cheese treat when you pull your fork out!

Hands-onOverall

Nutritional values (per serving)

7.7 grams 2.8 grams 34.5 grams 36.5 grams 16 grams 511 calories
Total Carbs10.5grams
Fiber2.8grams
Net Carbs7.7grams
Protein34.5grams
Fat36.5grams
of which Saturated16grams
Energy511kcal
Magnesium65mg (16% RDA)
Potassium899mg (45% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (28%), fat (66%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 tbsp ghee or extra virgin olive oil
  • 800 g good quality ground beef (1.76 lb)
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 large red chilli pepper, sliced (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 1 large carrot, diced (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1 medium red pepper (90 g/ 3.2 oz)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 g/ 14.2 oz)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (15 ml)
  • 100 g fresh spinach (3.5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (plus extra to serve)
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
  • ¼ tsp each sea salt and black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cups chicken stock or beef stock (480 ml/ 16 fl oz)
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese (7.1 oz)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C/ 375 F (fan assisted). Peel and dice the carrots and onion. Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake
  2. Heat the ghee (or olive oil) in a cast iron frying pan or Paella pan. It needs to be able to be used on the hob and in the oven.) (Option to dry fry if you have a good non stick Paella pan). Add the beef and fry for 6 minutes, gently breaking up the mince with a wooden spatula until it has no big lumps.
  3. Drain the juices in a cup and discard. Once cool, put in the bin, not down the sink or it will block the drain.
  4. Add the carrot, onion and garlic and fry for 4 minutes. Add the pepper, paprika and chilli and fry for a further 2 minutes. Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for about 20 minutes on a medium heat. Reduce to a low heat and cook for a further 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Stir through the spinach and cook for the remaining 3 minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  7. Slice or grate the mozzarella and add to the top of the sizzling beef and spinach one-pot. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes until melted. Once melted, remove from the oven, top with fresh parsley and serve. Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake Enjoy immediately or let it cool down and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake

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By Jo Harding
Creator of PaleoCrust.com

Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food. My food approach is all about awakening a carefree, happier, healthier you whilst reducing inflammation and toxins in the body.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I love wholesome, natural food. Heaps of vegetables, healthy fats, eggs, nuts, organic meat, fish and some low GI fruits as a treat. It’s about keeping things simple but using these food groups in a fun, creative way to nourish and support your body. No fads, no myths, no preservatives. Just real food, the way nature intended.

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You say dairy free but isn't mozzarella cheese dairy?

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Hi Robin, although most of Jo's recipes are dairy-free, this one includes full-fat dairy. This recipe is primal (not dairy-free). I hope this helps Smile

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This looks so delicious. I am just starting the keto life and came across your site! YUM I'm pinning a ton of stufff from here! Thank you.

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Thank you Rebecca - happy pinning! Smile

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This looks delicious! Plus, spinach, mozzarella and tomatoes are always a hit in my book. Can't wait to try this one.  Smile

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I totally agree, it's the perfect combo! Smile

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