Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cheeseburger Salad ala ~DKBB~

Cheeseburger Salad ala ~DKBB~
(original recipe adapted from The Pampered Chef by The Pioneer Woman)


Photo from The Pioneer Woman
Serves 2-3 (amounts in parentheses serves 4-6)

1 (2) lb. ground beef
2½ Tbsp. (⅓ cup) ketchup
½ (1) tsp. yellow mustard
½ (1) Tbsp. spicy mustard
1 (2) Tbsp. barbeque sauce
2 (4) whole hamburger buns
½ (1) stick butter
1 (2) head(s) romaine or other green-leaf lettuce, torn
½ (1) cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 (4) Roma tomatoes, diced
4 (8) whole dill pickle spears, cubed/diced
½ (1) whole onion, thinly sliced or diced
Salt and cracked pepper
  • Brown hamburger over medium heat, then remove from heat and drain off the fat; add ketchup, mustards, and barbeque sauce to the meat; stir to combine; taste and add more ow whatever you think it needs; keep warm.
  • Cut hamburger buns into 1-inch cubes; melt half the butter in a separate skillet over low heat; add bread cubes and toss to coat; toast croutons in the skillet over low heat 10-12 minutes, adding a bit of the butter every couple of minutes until you’ve used it all (this ensures all the croutons soak up the butter and toast nicely).
  • To assemble each salad, pile lettuce on a plate, pile on a good quantity of the meat mixture, top with plenty of grated cheese. Then add diced tomato, chunks of pickles, and slices of onion over the top; sprinkle with warm croutons all around the plate. Top all with salt and pepper as desired.