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Thursday, June 28 2012

If you like the mix of warm ground beef and salad greens typical of a taco salad, why not try a Thai twist? This is an equally enticing mix of spicy meat, matchstick vegetables, and cool greens.

 


 
Thai Ground Beef Salad
Recipe from 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
 
 
ingredients
  •  
    1/3  cup  vegetable oil
  •  
    1/3  cup  rice-wine vinegar
  •  
     tablespoon  fish sauce
  •  
     teaspoon  Asian chile paste (optional)
  •  
     tablespoon  dark Asian sesame oil
  •  
     teaspoon  sugar
  •  
     teaspoon  ground ginger
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    3/4  teaspoon  garlic salt
  •  
     cup  fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  •  
     pounds  ground beef chuck
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       carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch sticks
  •  
       sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch sticks
  •  
       scallions, trimmed and sliced
  •  
     bags  (10 ounces each) European-blend salad greens
  •  
 
directions
For dressing, in small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, rice-wine vinegar, fish sauce, chile paste (if using), dark sesame oil, sugar, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt. Stir in cilantro.
 
Working in batches if necessary, in large skillet, cook meat over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain off liquid. Season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt.
 
Add carrots and sweet pepper to skillet; cook for 2 minutes.
 
Stir half of the dressing and the scallion into meat mixture. Remove from heat.
 
In serving bowl, toss salad greens with remaining half of the dressing. Spoon meat mixture over top.
 
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 515, Total Fat 39 g, Saturated Fat 11 g, Cholesterol 103 mg, Sodium 551 mg, Carbohydrate 9 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 31 g. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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