Big Mac Salad (serves 6)

1 lb. ground beef
1 t. Salt
¼ t. Pepper
12 oz. Romaine lettuce
1 c. tomatoes, chopped
¾ c. cheddar cheese, shredded
½ c. pickles, diced

(for the dressing)
½ c. mayonnaise
2 T. pickles, diced
2 t. Mustard
1 t. Red wine vinegar
½ t. Smoked paprika
1 ½ T. sweetener of choice

  1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir fry, breaking up the pieces with a spatula, for about 7-10 minutes, until the beef is browned and moisture has evaporated.
  2. Meanwhile, puree all the dressing ingredients in a blender. If dressing is thicker than you like, thin out with water or oil and puree again. Adjust sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the ground beef. Toss with dressing.

Nutrition facts per serving: 368 calories, 31g fat, 3g carbohydrates, 18g protein