Spicy Thai Ground Beef Salad
Recipe from Family Circle

Aromatic Thai seasonings in the oil and vinegar dressing blend deliciously with ground beef and fresh salad greens.



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Ingredients
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    1/3  cup 
    vegetable oil
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    1/3  cup 
    rice-wine vinegar
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    1   tablespoon 
    fish sauce
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    1   teaspoon 
    Asian chile paste (optional)
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    1   tablespoon 
    dark Asian sesame oil
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    1   teaspoon 
    sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground ginger
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    3/4  teaspoon 
    garlic salt
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    1   cup 
    cilantro leaves, chopped
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    2   pounds 
    ground chuck
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    2   
    carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch sticks
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    sweet red pepper, seeded, in 1-inch sticks
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    scallions, sliced
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    2  10  ounce bags 
    European-blend salad

Directions
1.
For dressing, whisk vegetable oil, vinegar, fish sauce, chile paste if using, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt in small bowl. Stir in cilantro.
2.
Working in batches if necessary, cook meat in large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5 minutes. Drain off liquid. Season with remaining garlic salt.
3.
Add carrots and red pepper to skillet; cook 2 minutes.
4.
Stir half of dressing and the scallions into meat mixture. Remove from heat.
5.
To serve, toss salad greens with remaining half of dressing in serving bowl. Spoon meat mixture over top.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 515, Fat, total (g) 39, chol. (mg) 103, sat. fat (g) 11, carb. (g) 9, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 31, sodium (mg) 551, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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