Perfectly Balance Your Plate
Serve with 1 small bun.
1 tsp oil
1 lb (450 g) lean ground beef
1⁄3 cup water
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 dill pickle, reduced sodium
1⁄2 small red onion
1⁄2 cup grated cheese, your choice
- Heat oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat.
- Add beef. Reduce heat to medium; cook, breaking into chunks, until beef is browned, about 4 min. Stir in seasoning and water. Stir often, until most of the water has been absorbed, 2 min.
- Meanwhile, cut lettuce into quarters. Discard stem and chop leaves. Chop tomatoes. Dice pickle. Slice onion into rings.
- Divide lettuce among four plates. Top evenly with meat, tomatoes, onion, pickle, and cheese.
Per serving: Calories 330, Fat 18 g (Saturated 8 g, Trans 0.4 g), Cholesterol 75 mg, Sodium 440 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g (Fibre 4 g, Sugars 7 g), Protein 29 g.
Slash prep time and purchase pre-chopped romaine lettuce.
Make it vegetarian—swap ground meat with lentils or veggie ground round.