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Monday's Leftovers: Hamburger Pasta Salad and More

Monday's Leftovers: Hamburger Pasta Salad and More


If you happened to make too many hamburger patties last night, then you've got quite a few options for dinner tonight. You could simply re-heat the patties and indulge in a burger for the second night in a row, or you could crumble up the meat and stew it in a tomato sauce for a simple sloppy joe or add a few extra spices and ingredients and turn it into a chili. Or, once re-heated, you could sprinkle on top of a bed of luscious salad greens. If none of those options sound appealing, how about a hamburger pasta salad? To check out the recipe, read more

Hamburger Pasta Salad
From Essortment

8 oz. rigatoni pasta, cooked al dente
4 oz. leftover grilled hamburger paties, diced
2 oz. fresh Roma tomatoes, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove elephant garlic, finely crushed
2 cups thick set natural Greek or Balkan yogurt
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
Raddichio leaves to serve
parsley sprigs to garnish

  1. Arrange raddichio leaves on a platter.
  2. Using a large salad bowl, combine rigatoni, hamburger chunks, tomatoes and onion. In another bowl, thoroughly mix together garlic, yogurt, salt, black pepper and basil. Pour dressing over salad and mix well.
  3. Spoon rigatoni and hamburger salad onto raddichio leaves. Chill for half an hour and serve cold, garnished with parsley sprigs.

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