I combined several different recipes together to create this “deconstructed” bacon cheeseburger salad with a creamy dijon dressing. It sounded delicious in my head but I wasn’t sure how it would turn out… well, I LOVED it! It totally satisfied my cheeseburger craving PLUS gave me an extra serving of greens which is definitely better than a side of fries! Plus, it is completely 21 Day Fix approved.
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1 lb lean ground beef (preferably grass-fed, organic)
6 slices uncured, nitrate-free, turkey bacon
1 small (or 1/2 large) red onion, finely diced
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4-6 cups salad mix
1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1.5 tbsp Dijon mustard
1.5 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Cook turkey bacon in a large skillet. When done, remove from pan and allow it to cool slightly before dicing. Dice the turkey bacon and set aside.
Add the beef to the skillet and cook, breaking up the meat, until brown and cooked through. Drain the meat, if needed, and return to pan. Add turkey bacon, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and tomatoes to the skillet. Stir to combine, cover, and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
While the meat is simmering, prepare the salad dressing. Combine yogurt, mustard, and vinegar in a bowl, mixing well with a fork or whisk. Slowly add the oil, whisking constantly, until blended. Season with salt, if desired.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the meat, recover for a few minutes, and allow the cheese to melt.
Divide greens and top with meat mixture and dressing and serve immediately.
For 21 Day Fix: portion out the greens with your green container (roughly 1 cup), the meat mixture with your red container (roughly 3/4 cup) and the dressing with your orange container (you may only need 1/2 of the orange container worth of dressing).
1 green, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 (or 1/2) orange
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