Hands up, who's a huge fan of simple recipes for dinner? Now, who is a foodie, at least to some extent? Now how many of you raised your hands twice? I did.
You've probably heard the phrase, food is fuel. Sure, I'm all about that, but those of us who are foodies can only eat chicken and broccoli so many times before you hit the floor screaming. Who's with me?
Today's recipe lends itself to a ketogenic diet, but if you're going for lower fat, simply swap out the ground beef for ground turkey. It's super simple, but sure doesn't taste like it. Serve over zoodles to keep it keto friendly, or serve it over baked fries or baked potato if you're into carbs.
1 sweet or yellow onion, diced
1 T. avocado or olive oil
1 lb ground beef
2 T. chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
4 oz raw mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 large handful raw spinach, chopped
8 oz tomato sauce, no sugar added
Bring oil to medium heat in a large pot. Add chopped onion. Cook and stir frequently until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef (or turkey). Continue cooking and stirring, breaking up any large chunks, until almost no pink remains.
Add chili powder, salt, paprika and garlic powder, adjusting to your own preference. Add chopped mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are soft. Stir in chopped spinach and cook until wilted. Finally, stir in tomato sauce. Reduce heat to a low simmer. Let cook 30 minutes or until flavors are developed to your liking. Serve over zoodles, fries or potatoes. Top with cheese, sour cream and/or sliced avocado. For a lower fat option, use Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream.
Instant Pot Option: Follow all directions above using the saute function of your Instant Pot. After adding the tomato sauce, cover and set to manual for 15 minutes. Natural release 5 minutes then quick release.
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