Sometimes dinner needs to be easy. Really easy. Let’s face it. Dinner pretty much always needs to be easy around here. Especially in the last days before the fortnightly shop. On days like those I go frittata. The recipe for this one is easy. So easy I didn’t have cheese to top it with and it was still great. So have it with or without the additional cheese. It’s your call.

You’ll need;

  • 500g beef – diced or strips
  • Olive oil
  • two red onions {medium} – quartered
  • 1/2 cup semi sun-dried tomatoes
  • baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup of tasty cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Gourmet Garden garlic, basil, thyme to taste
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Oven safe fry-pan {or fry-pan and baking dish}

To Make;

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Cook beef with herbs, garlic and onions
  3. Once the meat is browned off remove from heat
  4. Combine eggs and cream in a separate bowl
  5. Add parmesan cheese once combined
  6. Sprinkle the tomatoes and spinach over the beef & onions
  7. Poor the egg mixture over the items in the pan
  8. Top with cheese
  9. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown
  10. Stand for 5 minutes and serve

Gourmet Gardens herbs and spices sent the pack above for the Cook Off competition. But all bar the chilli was in my fridge already. I adore Gourmet Garden herbs and use them all the time. A lady at Coles told me once to freeze the tubes to keep them longer, they still squeeze out fresh as a daisy. We never have that problem in our house. We’ve always used them long before they go anywhere near off. But there’s a free tip. Haha.

  • Talia Carbis

    I might have to give this a go without the cream and cheeses. Wonder what I could put in with the eggs to smooth them out a bit other than soy milk (no good for my thyroid… *sigh*).
    But this is a great idea really for using up leftovers as well!
    Those sizzle steaks that you get at Woolies would be perfect for this, cause you can just dice them up a bit and they cook in a flash!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Try it with natural yoghurt. I often do if I don’t have cream. And skip the cheese. It’ll be a little more watery but still good.

      The sizzle steaks are perfect. Just don’t overcook them before you bake them or they can be tough.

      • Talia Carbis

         Yoghurt is still dairy… 🙁 At the end of this week I’m seeing how Lior reacts to goat’s milk, so if he’s fine with that, then I can just try that instead of cream!

        • Melissa Walker Horn

          Oh right. Derrr. I missed that. Good luck!

  • Cassandra (@ LittleOliverJ)