Saturday, August 18, 2012

Steak Salad

So here's a tip for my fellow ketoans: any sandwich can be turned into a salad. Well, almost any sandwich; I don't recommend putting peanut butter and jelly over iceberg.  Yick.

Aside from PB&J, most of your favorite sandwiches or subs can easily be converted.  Honestly, most sandwiches have lettuce and tomato anyway.  Just top it with tuna, cold cuts, or in this case, steak, and munch away! 

One of my favorite subs used to be a steak sub, with lots of melty cheese.   I adapted it into a salad, and have no regrets.

Steak Salad
1/2 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2-4 Tbsp mayonnaise
4 oz shredded mozarella cheese
Lettuce of choice - I like iceberg, but feel free to get fancy with romaine or mesclun mix

Shred the lettuce into a large bowl.  Top with cheese.  Set aside.

In a frying pan, brown the beef; drain and return the beef to the pan.  Drizzle olive oil over the beef and add the seasonings.  Remove the pan from heat; mix the mayonnaise into the meat just till mixed.  I like a lot, but you can start with the smaller amount to start with if you like.

Spread the meat over top of the cheese in bowl of lettuce.  Let sit for a minute to melt the cheese.  Enjoy!


Yes, the mayonnaise is the dressing.  May sound gross, but believe me, it tastes amazing, and it really pulls the whole thing together.  You could also fry up onions, green peppers, and mushrooms before returning the meat to the frying pan if that's how you usually eat your steak subs; I'm kind of boring when it comes to some things.

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