Recipe for Fragrant Beef cooked in Mint and Spinach


Great - We really like this one

This is a great dish to eat, but a bit tricky to make. We often give up wrapping each ball in spinach and just sort of stick them into a spinach "pie".

Fragrant Beef cooked in Mint and Spinach

^1 tablespoon 5 spice powder
^1 tablespoon curry pwder
^1 teaspoon turmeric
^tablespoon sugar
^1 tablespoon soy sauce
^1 tablespoon lemongrass
^2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
^1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
^1 teaspoon salt
^1.25 lbs ground round
^6 oz ground pork
^2 cups loosely packed mint leaves
^32 large spinach leaves, stemmed
^veg oil

1. In large bowl mix 5 spice pdr., curry, turmeric, sugar, soy, lemongrass, garlic, pepper and salt. Add beef and pork and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, bring ketle half full of water to boil. Place mint in strainer and dip into biling water for 30 seconds. Immediately, plunge leaves into cold water.
3. Bring water to bil and cook spinach 30 seconds or until just wilted and bright green. Immediately drain and plunge into cold water.
4.Preheat broiler. Make meatballs a litlle smaller than golf balls. Elongate into footballs. Press 5 or 6 mint leaves over surface of each piece and wrap in soinach leaf.
5. Lightly oil baking sheet and cook meat on it until leaves are evenly browned and meat is cooked, 6 or 7 minutes. Serve hot with spicy star fruit salad.

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