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Spicy Ground Beef Salad Recipe

Spicy Ground Beef Salad Recipe

This delicious salad doesn't skimp on or flavor. I make it often, especially on days when I'm pressed for time. My husband, my mother and I all rate it as a favorite. - Natercia Yailaian, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced*
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Jalapeno pepper and lime slices, optional


  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine oil, lime juice, soy sauce, molasses, jalapeno, garlic and ginger; mix well. Drain beef; add the oil mixture. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. On a large platter, layer salad greens, tomato, beef mixture and onion. Garnish with jalapeno and lime slices if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 201 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I tired this recipe and now I make it often. I add cukes and other veggies as well."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"This tastes to me like the lettuce cup appetizers at PF Changs. Very good, I added about an extra Tbsp of lime juice and the zest of two limes. This was very unusual, but very good. I would make this again. I didn't top it with more jalapeno, but left it on the side for my husband. I prefer my jalapeno cooked."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2008

"ohh sometimes we add chicken instead of beef or combine both"

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2008

"this is wonderful... we omit the xtra oil added and lime juice"

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