Cheeseburger Salad

As we round off January & head on to February, I begin to crave the meaty goodness of grilled burgers in the summertime. To help satisfy my craving indoors, I whip up this little treat & try to pretend I'm somewhere warm! Cheeseburger Salad
1 clove Garlic
3/4 t Chives
1/4 t Pepper
1 pound Ground Beef, crumbled
1 slice Bacon, crumbled (about 1 t Bacon Bits)
1 T Soy Sauce

1/2 T Vegetable Oil
3/4 t Brown Sugar
1/4 t Balsamic Vinegar

4 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 bag Salad Greens
1 Tomato, sliced
1 Red Onion, sliced

3 T Olive Oil

1 T Mayo
1T Ketchup
1t Mustard
1t Pickle Relish
  1. Mix dressing ingredients together & refrigerate.
  2. Mix together Garlic, chives, pepper, ground beef, & bacon.
  3. In a large pan, heat soy sauce, oil, brown sugar, & vinegar.
  4. Add meat mixture & brown thoroughly.
  5. Top salad greens with meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with tomatoes, onions, & cheese.
  7. Enjoy with refrigerated dressing!
TIP: You could probably make your own croutons by cutting hamburger buns into cubes, brushing with vegetable oil, onion powder, & garlic powder then toasting them in the oven until they are crispy!
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