LOW CARB CHEESEBURGER SALAD

You know if you’ve followed me for a while that I don’t follow any special diet or any specific way of eating. I pretty much just eat regular ole food but in moderate proportions. I’ve yo-yo dieted for more years of my life than I care to count. It all works for a while (in terms of weight loss) but I always go back to where I was.Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad mixed on a plate

And at this stage in my life, I don’t need to be on a special diet for health reasons. As much as I would love to lose about 30 pounds, it is just too hard for me to maintain it for more than a couple of years at a time. I feel like I’m just coming to an age of acceptance. Ha! This is how I was made and I just want to be healthy and not stress about my size.

Special diet needs

However, I certainly understand that some folks must follow very specific diets for health reasons like diabetes. So, what I am trying to do is categorize certain recipes on here, like this Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad recipe from Wholesome Yum, as best as I know how. Disclosure: I’m not an expert on any specific diet regimen at all.Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad with homemade Thousand Island Dressing

There are so many out there (diabetic, kidney disease, heart disease, Celiac disease, etc.) Then you have specialty diets like Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, low carb, low sugar, Weight Watchers, keto, etc. But if I know for sure that a certain recipe will fall under a certain category (like low carb) then I will do my best to put it in that diet category. I do try to provide nutrition facts for each recipe but I always encourage those who rely on those nutrition facts for health reasons to use their own common sense and to use their own trusted apps or nutrition calculators to figure out exact numbers. Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad recipe from The Country Cook

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
for the dressing:
mayonnaise
diced dill pickles
mustard
white vinegar
smoked paprika
sugar (or Stevia)

for the salad:
ground beef
salt & pepper
romaine lettuce
diced tomatoes
shredded cheddar cheese
diced dill picklesground beef, salt, pepper, 1 head romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, diced dill pickles, ingredients for thousand island dressing



HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB CHEESEBURGER SALAD AND DRESSING:

In a blender or a food processor, blend all the dressing ingredients until smooth. If the dressing is too thick for your tastes, just thin it out by adding a little milk. Pop the dressing into a lidded container (like a mason jar) and stick it into the fridge until you’re ready to serve.salad dressing ingredients in a food processor

Brown and crumble ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease.browning ground beef in a skillet

Combine all the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the ground beef. Drizzle with prepared dressing. Stir and serve!low carb cheeseburger salad ingredients mixed together in a large bowl

Cook’s notes: You can serve up the salad separate from the dressing so everyone can add the amount of dressing they would like to their own salads.Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad mixed in a large bowl

Enjoy!

Originally published: January 2018
Updated & Re-published: January 2019

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LOW CARB CHEESEBURGER SALAD

This Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad is chock full of ground beef, cheese, fresh veggies and homemade dressing! Tastes like a Big Mac without the bun!
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp diced dill pickles
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar, or Stevia

For the salad:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickles

Instructions

  • In a blender or a food processor, blend all the dressing ingredients until smooth. If the dressing is too thick for your tastes, just thin it out by adding a little milk. Pop the dressing into a lidded container (like a mason jar) and stick it into the fridge until you're ready to serve.
  • Brown and crumble ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season beed with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease.
     
  • Combine all the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the ground beef. Drizzle with prepared dressing. Stir and serve!

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Notes

You can serve up the salad separate from the dressing so everyone can add the amount of dressing they would like to their own salads.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 258mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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