Big Mac Bowl
In our household we hardly ever eat fast food. Generally, we try to be pretty health conscious and even more so recently since we are planning for a wedding that is about 6 months away. As someone whose guilty pleasure in high school was a fresh Big Mac, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across this recipe. It tastes just like a Big Mac, but lacks the bread and saturated fat of the drive-thru favorite. Recipe adapted from wholesomeyum.com.
Original recipe can be found here: https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/big-mac-salad-cheeseburger-salad-low-carb-gluten-free/
Yields: 4 lunch servings
Total time: approx 20 mins
1 lb ground beef (no substitutions on that or you lose the "Big Mac" flavor
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder (to taste)
Shredded iceberg lettuce
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup hamburger dill pickles, diced
1/2 cup mayo
2 tbsp diced pickles
2 tsp mustard
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp of granulated sugar (or more to taste)
Gadgets: Food Processor (recommended for quick pickle dicing)
Big Mac Bowl
Brown ground beef in a skillet and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Break up into smaller pieces, and cook until no longer pink and moisture has evaporated.
Using a food processor puree all the sauce ingredients. Adjust sugar to taste and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Layer the bottom of the bowl with shredded lettuce and top with shredded cheddar cheese, diced pickles, and ground beef. Drizzle with your mac sauce and combine.
Helpful tip: This dressing will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 3 - 5 days, making this the perfect lunchtime meal prep recipe!