Friday, January 13

in the kitchen

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. 

image 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.

Cheeseburger Salad:

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

  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Or Spicy Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce

    (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!



    1. Since I do not cook much anymore, I would sure enjoy a big helping of this.

    2. It looks delicious! I've been craving salads now all the holidays have passed. I might just make it.
      Hope you and yours are well, Stephanie.

    3. This salad looks like a winner - especially since I'm the kind of girl who orders her burger without the bun!

    4. love changing up recipes... and love it even more when it works out!!!

    5. Barbeque sauce and ketsup, two magic ingredients to keep our 12 year old happy. He would be jumping in his seat over this is going on the list. Thanks glad you discovered it. :)

      Jeanne xx

    6. Who needs the bun?...this looks way better. I will try and report back!

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    8. Looks really good! I made vegetarian chilli last night and I plan on serving the leftovers on salad tonight.

    9. Oh, Steph, this looks yummy! I want this for dinner tonight!!!

    10. STEPHANIE!!!!! How nice to see your comment! Oh dear, there are so many darling people out there and you are one of them! It is so hard to keep up with everyone, but I hope that your new year is starting off well my dear! What a delicious picture! ENJOY! Anita

    11. i am going to give that a try. looks so yummy. i am a mustard hater, so thanks for letting me know i won't mind it.