I made a new recipe from Pioneer Woman last week. Click here for the link. It is for Cheeseburger Salad – or as she described it – all the goodness of a cheeseburger in a salad. This picture is from her website.
I pretty much followed her recipe, but I did make a couple of changes. I was in a total rush, so I bought croutons instead of making the buttery golden ones featured on Pioneer Woman, and I bought a bag of grated cheddar from the supermarket. And instead of keeping the beef warm while I made the salad, I made the salads and then cooked the beef. My family liked it so much, they asked me to make it again. The very next day! (Don’t worry, I didn’t. But they have been asking for it since.) A quick meal that is on the table in just a few minutes and the whole family loved it? We have a winner! For the full recipe, remember to go here.
1. Prepare your salads on individual plates with lettuce, tomato, red onion, shredded cheddar and diced pickle spears.
2. Brown the ground beef. (For my family of 4, the 2 pounds in the recipe yielded some leftovers, but it does cook down a fair amount.)
3. Once the beef is browned, drain the fat, and add in
(Of course, the more or less beef you cook, adjust the proportions of condiments. I didn’t even measure, just did it by eye.)
4. Stir to combine, and then let it cook for a minute to warm up and combine the flavors. Top the salads with the beef. Add croutons.
That’s it. Even mustard haters loved the flavor – they combine so you really don’t taste a lot of mustard. The beauty of this recipe is that not only is it fast and tasty, but you can as easily make it for 1 as you can for 10.
As always, let me know if you try it and what you think. Have a great weekend!