Moroccan Meat Sauce with Creamy Goat Cheese over Spinach and Pasta

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Moroccan pasta is one of my favorite meals. The spicy meat sauce with a hint of cinnamon with creamy goat cheese is just so delicious! Usually we mix the spinach into the sauce and let it wilt, but this time I served it on a bed of the spinach and I think I like it better! I hope you give it a try.

Moroccan-Spiced Meat Sauce with Goat Cheese
When we made this the first time, me and my sister and our friends loved it so much I had 4 helpings! This is a recipe from Nurse Dawn at our school, and it’s full of spinach. I hope you like it!
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 package of spaghetti (we use gluten-free quinoa or brown rice spaghetti. Make sure not to overcook it!)
  2. 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  3. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  4. 2 teaspoons paprika
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. 3 cups plain tomato based pasta sauce
  10. 4 cups fresh organic baby spinach if you are mixing it into the sauce, or 2 bunches of spinach, roots intact if you want to make a bed of spinach
  11. 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Crumble beef and cook in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add oil if needed.
  2. Once the beef is cooked through, add cumin, paprika, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper. Stir until evenly mixed.
  3. Pour in pasta sauce and simmer for about 15mins.
  4. While the pasta sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain pasta.
  5. If you are stirring the spinach into the sauce, carefully stir it in until it wilts. If you are creating a bed of spinach, place the well-washed spinach bunches into boiling water for 1 minute. Using tongs, grab the roots of the spinach, and drain in a colander. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking, and then wring as much of the water out as possible, keeping the spinach roots together. Using a knife, cut the spinach into sections that are slightly smaller than the bed of spinach. Carefully roll out/fan out the spinach over the pasta.
  6. Top with the meat sauce and goat cheese.
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Wow, the video we made is really old – I’m so young! I think we will have to post an updated video!

I also made it on Q13 FOX News 2 years ago.

 

Enjoy!

-Amber

6 Comments on “Moroccan Meat Sauce with Creamy Goat Cheese over Spinach and Pasta”

  1. Greer

    2 words: Love it!!!!!!! My friend and I made this together and we had so much fun! It was soooooooo delicious! Also, when are you going to make another video? I love your videos!

  2. Greer

    2 words: LOVE IT!!! My friend and I made this together and we had so much fun! It’s soooooo delicious! Also, when are you going to make another video? I love your videos!

    1. Amber

      Hi Greer! I have one word… YAY! I am so glad you and your friend had fun cooking and enjoyed your results! Thanks for watching! 🙂

  3. Greer

    Thank you for writing back! I hope time to enjoy more of your recipes. Btw, your sister is the best taste tester ever!!!

  4. Greer

    Also, I love how you are so happy in every video! I makes my day so amazing and makes eating heathy so fun!

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