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3 Ingredient Cheesy Burger Skillet (low carb)


Three ingredients!

That’s all it takes to make this delicious low carb dish.

3 Ingredient Cheesy Burger Skillet

1 lb. Ground Beef, cooked and drained
1 can french style green beans, drained
4 oz.  shredded cheese

In a skillet, brown the ground beef.  Drain. After browning and draining the grease off the ground beef, add the green beans; stir.  Cover and cook on low for 10 minutes or until grean beans appear tender.  Remove from heat and stir in the cheese.  Cover for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Season with salt and pepper, then serve.

*I know I’m bad, but this  is really good with Velveeta cheese, too.  🙂

Steak and Onion Salad with Creamy Homemade Dressing


I like to use leftovers and I love salads!

What better way to use up the leftover grilled ribeye steak than on a bed of crispy salad greens and top it with homemade salad dressing, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon pieces?

We had some leftover steaks  that kinda cooked longer than we like’m to, (it wasn’t quite as “done” as it looks in these pics, really) so I decided to make Steak and Onion Salad.

Usually I stir-fry a cheaper cut of steak for this dish.  Sometimes I sauté the onions or sometimes I used fresh green onions or sliced Vidalias.  Sometimes I even throw both on there!  I’m liking onions, okay?

Sorry, there’s no real recipe for this.   I just throw together a salad using my favorite salad ingredients, top it with the grilled steak, dressing, and peppercinis.

Steak and Onion Salad with Creamy Homemade Dressing (Lower Carb)

Your favorite salad greens: baby lettuces, radicchio, endive, butter…
I used Fresh Express prepackaged.
Shredded cheddar cheese
real bacon pieces
cucumbers, peeled, sliced, quartered (my DD did this 🙂 )
sliced radishes
grape tomatoes, quartered
sliced yellow onion or green onions
sliced peppercinis.
steak, grilled or stir-fried and sliced into strips
To serve: Toss tomatoes, cucumbers and salad greens and other salad ingredients in a large salad bowl.  Place portions in individual salad bowls.  Add steak and onions.  Serve dressing alongside.
Ok, don’t laugh, this is not a fancy-schmancy recipe, I usually just throw together some type of mayo based salad dressing.  I can’t stand the bottled stuff.  Not sure if this is kinda like a homemade Thousand Island, maybe?  Nevertheless, it’s pretty good.  🙂
Creamy Homemade Dressing
1/2 cup mayo
1 T Heinz LC ketchup
1 tsp mustard
1 T peppercini juice
a dash of spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 pkt Splenda, optional (if you prefer a sweeter dressing)
Mix all together in a small bowl.  If you prefer a thinner dressing, add some water or milk.


For a great low carb dessert, what about Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie?

Ugly Green Bean Fries (Low Carb)


Ugly Green Bean Fries (Low Carb)

16 oz bag of frozen beans (I used whole green beans)
1 tbsp of butter or bacon grease
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder

Put green beans in a plastic bag, pour in fats, season to taste. Shake the green beans in the bag to coat with the fat and seasonings.   Bake at 400º for 45 minutes or until brownish and crispy.  Cool and enjoy with Heinz 1 Carb Ketchup (the best!).

Check out my other low carb recipes!

Tidbits from Thursday

What a busy day!  The weather is beautiful after being warned earlier in the week that we would have severe weather.  The sun is shining brightly, the sky is bright blue and the humidity is down.  It’s a good day to grill out for supper.  I plan on stopping by the vegetable stand on the way home and picking up some farm-fresh veggies to put on grill beside whatever meat I can find at the grocery on way home.  I’m thinking some nice yellow or zucchini squash, sliced lengthwise, drizzled with melted butter and sprinkled with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper would be tasting real good tonight!  🙂

We’re going to pop up the camper today and air it out in anticipation of camping this weekend.  Hopefully we can and the weather will cooperate.  The girls are looking forward to it.  It will be our first time camping this year and usually we’ve already gone a few times. 

The Cardinals play the Astros tonight so I get to listen to an exciting baseball game while preparing supper.  Go Cards!!!