As much as I love salads, I have to say my husband really “likes” them too. But I am always trying to think of ways to make it “man-i-fied.” I started eating Cold Beef Salad when I think I might have been 9 or 10. I guess you could call it Asian inspired, man inspired, but it’s simple, delicious, easy to make and covers the families nutritional needs (yes, I do aim to have nutrition too.) My husband and I enjoy this many times in the summer months, and we just inaugurated our first Cold Beef Salad of the season.
Did I say it was simple yet? It’s simple incase I didn’t stutter earlier. Oh yes- and this is a great carb friendly salad. Great on the Dukan Diet too! (*see below for notes on Dukan Diet)
Cold Beef Salad
Beef- a lot of varieties of beef can make this work but I usually buy London Broil or Tri-Tip. But don’t shy away from a sirloin or other lean cut of meat. The idea is to not break the bank here folks.
Head of Romaine Lettuce- No exception here.
1 small white onion, chopped
1 cucumber, sliced and then halved.
Sweet Chili Sauce (sold in the Asian food section at the grocery)
Seasonings for marinating your beef
To Start: Marinate meat in your favorite seasoning. If you lack inspiration from your spice rack go with the basic: Wortchshire sauce, garlic power, salt & pepper, seasoned salt, Tony’s. That ought to get you something scrumptious. Wash lettuce leaves and chop into 2 inchs lengths. This will serve as the beef’s wrapping (like a tortilla). Chop onion, slice cucmbers thin, then cut each slice in half. Cook meat on grill (we love a weber- gas or charcoal) to your satisfaction. But the longer you cook it, the longer you chew it! We prefer ours a medium rare. Slice meat, against the grain in thin, manageable pieces.
Wrap that sucker up and eat it like a taco. You WILL eat more than you imagined but hey, it’s carb friendly too (whose counting?)!!
** Dukan Diet recommendation: Limit the sweet Chili sauce intake. You don’t have to go without completely (unless your strictly following the Dukan Diet.) Eat this Cold Beef Salad on a meat and veggie day!