End-of-Summer Cheeseburger Salad

Oh, it feels like Monday.  Thankfully the stars aligned and what I thought was going to be a crazy, disjointed day just became a little more relaxed.

Last night’s dinner was a nod to the end of summer.  While the weather will continue to be hot and summer-like, we’ve officially left the summer months.  Last night we threw together a salad with all the flavors of a cheeseburger:  shredded cheese, ground beef burger, lettuce, tomato, a ketchup & mustard inspired dressing and some crunched up potato chips.

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The salad starts with a base of lettuce.  Then comes a sprinkle of chopped tomatoes.  The burger patty is simply two burgers that were seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled until your desired doneness.  Then chop up the burgers and add that to the pile of lettuce.  Then a little cheese – we used fontina and the dressing.  The dressing is a mix of mayo, tomato sauce, mustard and a sprinkle of salt.  And finally the entire salad is amped up with some crushed potato chips for the ultimate crunch.

Such a fun twist on a classic summer favorite.

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