Yes, I know it's supposed to be called spanakopita.
For the second year in a row we've had pretty measly (not measle-ly) spinach production. We have, however, had a BOUNTIFUL harvest of beets (they are super easy to grow and can be started outside from seed). The Roses love their beets, so much so that Will risks his life by drinking the beet brine straight from the jar when we pickle them.
With so many beet greens, Will had the idea of making his own "Beetakopita" recipe. It goes something like this...
2-3 lbs beet greens, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz. feta cheese
16 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 c. fresh parsley, chopped (1/4 c. dried)
1 T. dry dill
2 sticks butter
1/2 box of phyllo dough
Saute onions and garlic in large saucepan until translucent. Gradually add handfuls of beet greens until wilted. Stir in feta and ricotta.
Layer phyllo dough and mixture in a greased glass baking dish: 10 sheets on the bottom, add beet/cheese mixture, 10 sheets in the middle, add mixture, and 10 sheets on top. Brush butter on the top of the phyllo as you layer.
Cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, uncovered.
(picture missing; camera is on the fritz).
Adios mis amigos, hermanos y hermanas.