MEXICAN SPINACH & HAMBURGER CASSEROLE
1 pound ground beef
1/2 medium onion, chopped, 2 ounces
10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
8 ounce cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons Seasoning for Tacos
10 ounce can Ro-tel tomatoes, drained (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
1/4 cup canned sliced pickled jalapeņos
Salt and pepper, to taste

Brown the hamburger and onion; drain the fat. Put in a greased 2 1/2-quart casserole along with all of the remaining ingredients. Mix well and bake at 350š for about 40 minutes or until bubbly and browned on top.

Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen

Per 1/6 Recipe: 315 Calories; 25g Fat; 17g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 236 Calories; 19g Fat; 13g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

I got the idea for this from a dip recipe that was in the newspaper. It's quite hot and spicy and everyone liked it. My non-veggie eating son said "You can make this again anytime". Next time I might try adding a pound of pork sausage, browned along with the hamburger.

MEXICAN SPINACH, HAMBURGER & SAUSAGE CASSEROLE
8-10 servings
Can be frozen

Per 1/8 Recipe: 419 Calories; 34g Fat; 24g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/10 Recipe: 335 Calories; 27g Fat; 19g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per 1/12 Recipe: 279 Calories; 23g Fat; 16g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

MEXICAN SPINACH & HAMBURGER CASSEROLE II
2 pounds hamburger
1/2 medium onion, chopped, 2 ounces
10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
8 ounce cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sour cream
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons Seasoning for Tacos
10 ounce can Ro-tel tomatoes, drained (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
1/4 cup canned sliced pickled jalapeņos
Salt and pepper, to taste

Prepare using the same method as the above recipe, but use a 2 1/2-3 quart casserole.

Makes 8-12 servings
Can be frozen

Per 1/8 Recipe: 389 Calories; 30g Fat; 26g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/10 Recipe: 312 Calories; 24g Fat; 21g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per 1/12 Recipe: 260 Calories; 20g Fat; 17g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs


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