Frittatas are one of those classic one-skillet meals that are more delicious the next day. This one is based off a spinach frittata from the book “It Starts with Food” by Whole9 (they’ve got a Whole30 starting today by the way) - I’ve taken the basic idea and jazzed it up just a bit. I recommend using a cast iron skillet since it goes right from stovetop to oven. As long as your skillet is properly seasoned, the eggs won’t stick and the frittata should come out cleanly.
You can use any type of ground meat you’d like. Since ground meat can be fattier than other cuts, I try to stick to higher quality when I can. Experiment with different types of veggies, too!
Ingredients for Hearty Spinach Beef Frittata:
- 10 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 8 to 12 oz. of raw ground grassfed beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 oz. package of shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 10 oz. package of frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and excess moisture squeezed out
- 1 tomato, sliced
Directions for Hearty Spinach Beef Frittata:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (~175°C).
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs together with the smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, saute the meat until it’s cooked through.
- Add the onion and mushrooms and saute until they are softened and slightly tender.
- Add the defrosted and drained spinach. [Hint: start the spinach defrosting in the microwave after you preheat the oven so you aren't waiting for it to be done. You need to drain this well by squeezing out the extra moisture or your frittata will end up soggy.] Stir to combine.
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Turn off the heat and stir the ingredients to combine.
- Lay the tomato slices on top.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are set and not runny.
- Serve directly from the skillet or slice and store for leftover.