Burger Salad Dinner Dreams
Cooking on weeknights can be frustrating, tiring, blah, blah, blah. I know, I get it. I work too.
But a burger salad could be the solution to all of your weeknight cooking woes. Yes, it's true. 8 minutes to season and saute meat, and while that's happening you can chop your romaine, cucumbers, onions, cube feta and grab some olives.
Dinner is done.
A splash of red wine vinegar, olive oil and a pinch of oregano seal the deal on this tasty, easy meal.
8 minutes of mindless cooking is way faster than deciding what to order for takeout, that'll take at least 10-15 minutes.
Then there's the waiting for the takeout - another 25-30 - right?
When finished with said takeout comes (sometimes) the remorse ... why did I order that? I shouldn't be spending so much money on delivery ... I really need to cook more.
The below recipe is enough for 2 hungry lady servings, typically I'll eat one for dinner and take the other half for lunch the next day.
Start here. No excuses.
1 lb ground turkey or beef
1 T. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 head of chopped romaine
1/4 c. of thinly slice onions
1 c. of cubed cucumbers
1/3 c. of olives
1/2 c. of cubed feta
Red Wine Vinegar + Olive Oil *squeeze of lemon optional
Sprinkle of salt and freshly ground black pepper
Spray a large pan with non-stick spray and add ground meat, oregano and salt and cook for 8 minutes or so - remove with a slotted spoon and put aside
While meat is cooking, prep all salad components above and place in a large salad bowl
Add cooked ground meat and toss
If you like, split in half and reserve for lunch or dinner the following day
If not, dress it up, sprinkle with salt/pepper and serve as is or with warm pitas and yogurt sauce