Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

7 Aug

Serves 4
Container Equivalents (per serving): 2 Green, 1-1/2 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Orange
SmartPoints- 11 (not counting dressing)

1 pound extra lean ground beef
8 slices of turkey bacon (2 slices per serving)
1 small red onion, diced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper, to taste
Thousand Island Dressing (recipe below)
8 cups of lettuce
3 cups tomatoes, chopped

1. In a large nonstick pan, add ground beef and onion. Brown over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Stir often, breaking up beef, into a crumble. Once browned, pour into a colander in the sink to drain any fat.
2. Add beef back to pan. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add bacon. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir often.
3. Make salad. Line a plate with lettuce and tomatoes. Top with warm burger crumble and add cheese on top. Drizzle dressing over salad.
4. Serve and enjoy!

Thousand Island Dressing
Serves 8
Container Equivalents (per serving): 1 Orange
SmartPoints- 1

⅓ cup olive oil mayonnaise
2 tablespoons organic tomato sauce, no salt or sugar added
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup water

Blend all ingredients together.

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