-- Begin burgers; while meat browns, begin vegetables - 10 minutes
-- Complete both and serve - 10 minutes
Super Duper Cheeseburgers
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef, 7% fat
1 cup frozen pre-diced onions
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 Bakery hamburger buns (regular or French)
1 (8-oz) jar processed cheese sauce (1 cup)
6 pickle slices
1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes. Place ground beef, onions, salt, and pepper in pan (wash hands); brown 5-7 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, or until no pink remains. Meanwhile, slice buns in half, if needed.
2. Drain ground beef and return to pan. Stir in cheese sauce; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Place mixture on buns and top with a pickle. Serve.
Vegetables and Dip
1 cup fresh baby carrots
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 cup fresh cauliflower florets
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1. Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces; arrange on serving tray.
2. Pour dressing into small bowl for dipping; place in center of tray. (Or use a small bowl for each person, to avoid any double-dipping issues.) Serve.
-- Complete your meal with tater tots (or French fries), and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
-- Get the kids involved with the veggies. Be sure they rinse the vegetables first; then encourage them to be creative when arranging the tray. Older kids can help brown the meat.