When my husband was alive, our Friday night conversations went like this:
Me: “Hey honey, I am meal planning. What do you feel like having this week?”
Hubs: “I don’t care.”
Me: “Really? You don’t have a taste for anything?”
Hubs: “Nope, whatever you make is fine.”
While I loved that conversation because that meant I could fix whatever I wanted, when it came time for dinner, my husband would yell from the living room “what’s for dinner?” Every.Single.Night. It didn’t matter that I had the menu on a board in our kitchen.
One night I yelled “We are having salad!”
Hubs: “Is there going to be meat on it or on the side?!”
I think he would agree that my buffalo beef burger salad is not only a complete dinner, but utterly delicious because the star of this salad is Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Buttermilk Romano Ranch Dressing. It is so bold and flavorful, and is the perfect partner to these buffalo burger “croutons.”
Buffalo Burger Salad with Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Buttermilk Romano Ranch Dressing
Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Buttermilk Romano Ranch Dressing is the star of this buffalo chicken salad – who says you can't have a salad for dinner!
- 12 ounces lean ground beef
- 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
- 6 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
- 2 large carrots (peeled)
- 1/2 tsp grapeseed oil
- 1 medium tomato (diced)
- 4 large radishes (chopped)
- 2 stalks celery (chopped)
- 8 tbsp Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Buttermilk Romano Ranch Dressing
In a skillet, char the corn in oil over medium high heat, just until you get some char marks. Remove from the pan.
Divide the ground beef into 24 tiny patties (or 12 if you want bigger croutons). Salt and pepper the patties and cook one minute per side. Add 1 tablespoon of the buffalo sauce to the patties.
Let's build the salad! Start with chopped romaine on the bottom, then load up on veggies: carrots, celery, tomatoes and radishes – use your favorite veggies! Divide the burger croutons on top of the salad. Drizzle with two tablespoons of Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Buttermilk Romano Ranch Dressing and the remaining buffalo sauce.
You can find these salad dressings at Walmart and Meijer grocery stores in the Chicagoland area, or click this link to find them at a retailer near you. The dressings are made with a unique UV protective label so that they are full of flavor, not full of preservatives.
Let me know in the comments when you try this dressing – so good!
While this post was sponsored by Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ – all opinions are my own.