Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Turkish Spinach


 This is another dish that I was raised with.
It's just Delicious and a great way to eat Spinach that isn't in an artichoke dip!

We grew up eating this with fresh, plain yogurt and of course, fresh bread.
This is even much better the next day.

 Spinach, fresh ~ 3 to 5 bunches
Ground Meat, 1/2 pd
Medium OniOn, chopped
Tomato Sauce, 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Uncooked Rice, 1/4 cup
Water, 1 cup

Soak the fresh spinach in cold salt water at least an hour.
I use my Kitchen sink.
Drain the salt water and
Trim the bottom of the stems to get the root bit off.
Tear you bunches into halfs or thirds; set aside.

Brown the ground meat; drain.
Saute the chopped onion until nice and wilted.
The Turkish Mother uses 2 tbls Crisco shortening; I used olive oil.

Add the Ground Meat back into the pot.
Add the TomaTo Sauce, and the Uncooked Rice.
Add the Cup o Water.
Place Spinach on top of this, place lid on pot, and begin cooking.
I cooked on Medium/Medium Low heat.
In about 10 to 15 minutes, give it a good stir
so the ingredients begin to mix together. 

Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes and check to see
how far along the Rice is.
When the Rice is done, the Spinach is done.

In this batch, I used 3 bunches of Spinach;
next time I will up it one or more bunches for more of a Spinach ratio.



  1. OMG that looks so good.
    I want to try to make that with Turkey since I don't like beef. Yum.

  2. {Psych ~ I bet that would be delish! I'm gonna have to try that too.