Spinach Casserole Side Dish

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by supervman, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    I just found it.
    Haven't tried it but sounds tasty.


    Abuelo's Spinach Casserole

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    • 5 lb fresh leaf spinach, cleaned, stemmed and chopped
    • 1 cup ¼" diced smoked bacon
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1 tbsp chipotle purée with adobo sauce
    • 2 cups fresh diced onion
    • 3 tbsp fresh minced garlic
    • 1/3 cup fresh diced red bell pepper
    • 1½ tbsp seasoning salt
    • 8 oz processed cheese, cut into 2" cubes
    • 6 oz cream cheese, cut into 2" cubes
    • 2 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
    • ¼ - ½ cup grated Monterey jack and Cheddar cheese combined
    Preparation & Cooking Instructions
    1. Braise spinach in stock pot until limp but still bright green.
    2. Brown bacon in saucepan and drain, discarding drippings. Add butter to bacon in pan. Add mushrooms, chipotle purée, onions, garlic, red bell pepper and seasoning salt and sautéuntil onions and mushrooms are tender.
    3. Stir in processed cheese and cream cheese cubes and cook until cheese has melted, stirring continuously.
    4. Place spinach in strainer and press to remove all water.
    5. Place spinach in cheese mixture and stir well. Add corn and stir well.
    6. Cook for an additional three minutes and stir continually.
    7. Place in casserole and top with grated cheese.
    8. Heat in oven until cheese is melted. Serves 8 to 10.
  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This looks great! going to try it Tuesday with some smoked chickens (on sale for $0.89/lb this week).
  3. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    I'd appreciate your comments and review, as I won't be able to make it that soon.
    (other things already planned)
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tried out the recipe and it was great, a keeper for us.

    I started by cutting the recipe in half.

    Except the chipotle, we like it a bit hotter.

    I think you could use frozen spinach just as well and save a boatload of time. Probably about 3 boxes if you're making the full recipe.
  5. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Cool. Thanks for the update.
    I'd guess that 3 (10 oz) frozen cooked is darn close to five pounds of raw.
    Glad you liked it.
  6. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Vman, another great sounding recipie!!!!

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