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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
    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
    3/4  teaspoon  garlic salt
     cup  fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
     pounds  ground beef chuck
       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
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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