I got the original idea for this recipe from "Home Cooking" cook book and have developed it through the years to one of our favorites. It is wonderful. I'm sure anyone who tries it will add it to their list of favorites.
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- 1 lb lean ground beef or 1 lb ground sirloin
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with puree
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic (per taste)
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- salt and pepper
- 9 ounces fresh spinach, trimmed
- 2 eggs
- 1 lb small curd cottage cheese
- 2 cups Italian cheese blend (4 cheese mixture)
- 1 teaspoon salt (kosher)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1SAUCE Place olive oil in large skillet.
- 2Add garlic and brown for about 2 minutes.
- 3Add ground beef and brown.
- 4Drain off excess grease.
- 5Add crushed tomatoes.
- 6Add tomato paste.
- 7Add nutmeg, oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
- 8Simmer for at least 1 hour.
- 9While this is cooking prepare the filling.
- 10FILLING Trim ends from spinach.
- 11Cook until wilted.
- 12Drain off all excess liquid and squeeze dry.
- 13Beat 2 eggs.
- 14Add cottage cheese and spinach.
- 15Add 1 cup of Italian blend cheese.
- 16Salt and pepper.
- 17CRUST Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- 18Spray a 13x9 pan (preferrably glass) with non stick spray.
- 19Pour sauce into pan.
- 20Top with filling.
- 21Cover with rest of cheese.
- 22Take one sheet of Phyllo at a time and brush with melted butter until you have 8 layers.
- 23Bake at 350 deg.
- 24for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.
- 25Let stand for at least 15 minutes.
- 26Cut into squares and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Beef Florentine
Serving Size: 1 (387 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 393.9
- Calories from Fat 151
- Total Fat 16.8 g
- Saturated Fat 6.5 g
- Cholesterol 130.9 mg
- Sodium 1272.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
- Sugars 8.5 g
- Protein 31.2 g
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Italian cheese blend