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Big Mac Cheeseburger Salad
What healthier way to enjoy a homemade Big Mac than a big salad, right? Seriously, I don’t even miss the bread when I make this one. It’s the classic combination of smoky ground beef, crisp romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, shredded cheese, pickles… all finished with a creamy-sweet Big Mac copycat dressing.
Oh, and it happens to be sugar-free, low carb, and gluten-free! Can I get an Amen!
I used splenda to sweeten the dressing, but you can absolutely use any sweetener you like. Just adjust to taste until you reach your desired sweetness.
- Cook ground beef in a skillet over high heat. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Stir fry, breaking up the pieces with a spatula, for about 7-10 minutes, until the beef is browned and moisture has evaporated.
- Meanwhile, puree all the dressing ingredients in a blender. If dressing is thicker than you like, thin out with water or oil and puree again. Adjust sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the ground beef. Toss with dressing.
- 1 lb Ground beef
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 8 oz Romaine lettuce (or iceberg if desired)
- 1 cup Tomatoes (chopped)
- 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 cup Pickles (diced)
- 1/2 cup Hellman’s Mayo
- 2 tbsp Pickles (diced)
- 2 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 tbsp Splenda (or any sweetener of choice; adjust to taste)
Recipe courtesy of Wholesomeyum.com
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