My Mom's Favorite Spinach & Beef

I have a lot of different ways to make this and I can't believe how hard it is to write down a recipe when I'm so use to making it by throwing things in here and there. That's why I have so many ways of making it...each time something different would come out and I'd have a new favorite. This is the way my mom loves it because the flavor comes primarily from the beef.


  • 2 pounds frozen spinach
  • 1 pound beef (I like pinwheels) cut into small pieces
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/2 bag frozen pearl onions
  • 5 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 black cardamom's, crushed lightly
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in large pan, when hot, add the cardamom and sizzle for a few seconds. Next, add onions, garlic & ginger, sautee until golden. Next add the beef, coriander, cumin, cayenne powder, salt & pepper and sautee until beef is slightly browned. Finally add the spinach, pearl onions & garam masala. Reduce heat to med-low and cover until spinach is warmed and beef is cooked (sometimes I have to add about 1/4 cup water). At the very end I remove the lid, turn up the heat, and warm it up before serving, adjusting the salt & pepper if necessary.

~ To love is virtually to know; to know is not virtually to love.

1 comment:

fooDcrazEE said...

that looks so simple and nice....thanx for dropping by..