Steak Caesar Salad

Steak Caesar Salad
The addition of grilled steak makes this popular salad a hearty meal.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: Serves 4

1lb. top sirloin steak cut 1-inch thick - or - 1 package fully cooked beef strips, or 4 country fried steaks
2  cloves garlic, minced
3  tsp.olive oil
1/2 tsp.cracked black pepper
1 package Caesar salad kit (10-11 ounces)
 Parmesan cheese (optional)

Trim fat from steak. Cut steak lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips. Combine beef, garlic, oil and pepper. Toss to coat.

Heat large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef (half at a time) and stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until outside surface is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.)

Remove from skillet. Season with salt as desired. (**To substitute the fully cooked beef strips or country fried steak, heat, according to package directions, and continue as below.)

In large bowl, combine beef with lettuce and dressing from salad kit. Toss lightly. Sprinkle with croutons from kit and parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.