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Classic Beef Burger with Chopped Salad.

  • 1
    English cucumber
  • 1 ½ lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 head
    romaine lettuce
  • 4
  • 4
    whole grain buns or rolls
    black pepper
    Dijon mustard
    extra virgin olive oil
    red wine vinegar
    virgin coconut oil
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    4 tomatoes
    1 English cucumber
    1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2
    Preheat a grill pan or regular skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, combine and mix together the ground beef, Worcestershire, Dijon, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties and place on a plate.
    1 ½ lb lean ground beef
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp Dijon mustard
    1 tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4
    Once the grill pan or skillet is hot, coat the bottom with coconut oil.
    1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 5
    Place the beef patties on the grill pan or skillet and cook until desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Once done, transfer the patties to a plate.
  • 6
    While the patties cook, rip off a few lettuce leaves for the burgers and place on a plate. Then, trim off and discard the root end of the remaining lettuce and remove any blemished leaves; quarter the head lengthwise, then chop crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Transfer the chopped lettuce to a large salad bowl.
  • 7
    Slice two of the tomatoes crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rounds for the burgers and add to the plate with the lettuce leaves. Halve the other tomatoes lengthwise and cut out and discard the stem end; large dice the tomato and add to the salad bowl.
  • 8
    Trim off and discard the ends of the cucumber; quarter the cucumber lengthwise, then slice crosswise into ¼-inch-thick pieces on an angle and add to the salad bowl.
  • 9
    In a small bowl, combine and whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon, salt, and pepper.
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 tsp red wine vinegar
    ½ tsp Dijon mustard
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper 
  • 10
    Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • 11
    Toast the buns if desired.
    4 whole grain buns or rolls
  • 12
    To serve, assemble the burger and add any desired condiments. Serve with the salad on the side. Enjoy!