How many times have you literally had 30 minutes to throw something together and feel like it is just not due-able? Lots of days I feel like I end up rushing to chop up veggies, marinade meat, get things in the oven, etc. Life is just crazy and most days dinner does not go as smoothly as you would have liked. The majority of us chose to get food on the run at a drive-in or at the airport or wherever instead of taking 30 extra minutes to put together a delicious and healthy meal. Believe me, you can make something that is delicious and it doesn’t have to take a ton of time. Last night we had to leave the house at 5:30 to get my husband to the airport so I had to work fast. Here is what was on the menu:
Grass-fed Ground Beef
Cheese Slices – of choice
I bought 1.5 lbs of grass-fed ground beef. Put in a bowl add 2 cloves of finely minced garlic, chili powder and pepper to taste. Make into patties.
Chop a slice of cheese per patty.
Chop up cucumber, bell peppers, lettuce, and onion.
Mix the lettuce and veggies together in a salad bowl.
Use a large skillet over medium heat to cook the hamburger patties. Cook on one side until the meat is browned and about 1/2 way fully cooked, then flip. Once they are almost completely cooked add the cheese on top of the patties and put a lid over the skillet for a minute so the cheese will melt.
Remove hamburger patties from the heat and set aside to cool down slightly.
At this point chop up the avocado and add over the top of your salad.
Chop up the hamburger patties and add to the top of the salad.
Drizzle on your dressing and some sriracha and you are ready to ENJOY!!!
***We like to make our own salad dressing because then you know what is in it AND it tastes so much better than store bought dressing!
Directions for Dressing:
2/3 Olive Oil
1/3 Balsamic Vinegar
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
Mix all together in a jar and shack up to combine. We like to have fresh dressing in our refrigerator as often as possible so that we do not have to make it on the spot for dinners like this one. But it is quick and easy to make on the spot.
KIDS DON’T EAT SALAD?!?
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR KIDS WON’T EAT SALAD….make them hamburgers on a piece of lettuce with some fruit on the side. Typically our 9 year old LOVES to enjoy a salad, but last night she really just felt like a hamburger. So we put the hamburger over a piece of iceberg lettuce and she enjoyed it with some ketchup on top!!!