Original Source: WorldWideWatercooler.com (adapted from Mark Bittman’s Food Matters)
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb raw spinach leaves (blanched, drained, water squeezed out and roughly chopped – feel free to skip this by just buying a packet of frozen spinach and thawing)
1 onion chopped fine
2-3 cloves garlic pressed, grated or chopped fine
2 cups cooked grains (I like it with Millet best, but barley or brown rice also work well)
Cumin (to taste)
Cayenne (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
- Put everything in a bowl. Squish about gently with fingers until evenly mixed.
- Form into a loaf (in a loaf pan), burger patties (I make 8 large patties with this recipe) or balls of any size.
- Bake at 400 F until done (about 30 minutes for burgers) [wyn: It took an hour for the loaf to cook through.]