Monday, June 25, 2012

Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad

Tonight I made a recipe that is becoming one of my favorite go to meals for summer.  It's quick, easy, and isn't a heavy meal that will leave you feeling extremely full after eating it. I  also love it because it's made with lean ground beef!


Recipe from: Pampered Chef 
The original recipe is from Pampered Chef, but I made a few modifications to fit the ingredients I had available.


4 Sesame seed hamburger bun tops
1 small red onion, divided
1 tomato
1 lb 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup sliced dill pickles
3/4 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
8 cups (or one whole head of lettuce) thinly sliced romaine lettuce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice bun tops into 1/4 inch strips.  Arrange in a single layer on baking pan.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted.  Remove from the oven and cool completely. 
2. Cut onion in half crosswise. Slice half of the onion crosswise into thin rings using a mandolin or knife. Cut tomato into quarters and slice crosswise. Set onion and tomato aside. 
3. Cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, break the beef into crumbles. Meanwhile, chop remaining onion half using a food chopper.  Finely dice pickles using a knife.  In a medium bowl combine chopped onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard.  Add cooked beef; mix well using a spatula. 
4. To serve, arrange lettuce on a plate.  Spoon beef mixture over lettuce.  Top with cheese, tomatoes and sliced onion.  Arrange hamburger bun croutons around edge of platter and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 250, Total fat 10g, Saturated fat 5g, Cholesterol 55mg, Carbohydrate 20g, Protein 19g, Sodium 750mg, Fiber 2g.

All the ingredients except the bread. 
One pound of home-grown lean beef. 
I didn't have sesame seed buns so I used sliced bread. I cut it
into slices and baked it in the oven for 8 minutes.
The browned lean ground beef.  
This steer was apparently really lean, because there wasn't any
fat drippings when I drained the beef. 
Pickle, onion, ketchup, and mustard mixture. 
Mixing the ground beef with the above picture. 
The final product!  A deluxe cheeseburger salad!

1 comment:

  1. I love this recipe. I made mini cheeseburgers though instead of a meat crumble, as I have a non-burger eating child and this way he can pick them out. Just make mini meatballs and squish them, then brown in the pan. Also used whole wheat sandwich rolls to add some protein, fiber and iron for the vegetarian kid. Yummy!


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