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Midwest-Style Cobb Salad

Midwest-Style Cobb Salad

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Yield: 6 main-dish servings
  • Prep 35 mins
  • Marinate At least 6 hrs

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To give this classic main-dish salad a Heartland twist, we used steak instead of chicken and Maytag blue cheese instead of Roquefort.


  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, about 1-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup white balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons DijonsStyle mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups shredded Boston or Bibb lettuce (1 8-ounce head)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes (2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Maytag Blue cheese or other blue cheese (3 ounces)
  • 6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, seeded, peeled and cut into wedges


  1. Slash fat edges of steak at 1-inch intervals, being careful not to cut into the meat. Place steak on the rack of an unheated broiler pan. Broil 3-inches from heat for 12 to 15 minutes for medium doneness, turning once. Cool slightly and cut into thin slices. Place steak slices in a plastic bag or medium glass or ceramic bowl; set aside.
  2. For marinade, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, mustard, oregano, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover; shake well. Pour 3 tablespoons marinade over steak slices; seal bag or cover bowl. Marinate in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight, turning bag or stirring occasionally. Refrigerate remaining dressing mixture.
  3. To serve, arrange shredded lettuce on 6 chilled salad plates. Evenly divide steak mixture, tomatoes, cheese, bacon, and eggs among the plates; arrange ingredients in a star shape on top of the lettuce. Top each salad with avocado wedges. Drizzle the reserved vinaigrette over salad. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Midwest-Style Cobb Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 6, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 532, Folate (µg) 94, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 154, Niacin (mg) 7, iron (mg) 3, sat. fat (g) 7, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Potassium (mg) 736, pro. (g) 28, vit. A (IU) 2489, carb. (g) 16, vit. C (mg) 10, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 159, Riboflavin (mg) 0, fiber (g) 3, Thiamin (mg) 0, sugar (g) 12, cal. (kcal) 331

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