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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

This Bacon Cheeseburger Salad has all the delicious flavors of a juicy burger, but in a low carb salad version – Perfectly seasoned ground beef, smoky bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions, and pickles, drizzled with a delicious homemade burger sauce. Best of all, it can be ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

a salad made with ground beef, cheese, bacon, onion, tomatoes, pickles and burger sauce

Ingredients in Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls

Ingredient Notes

  • Ground Beef: For this Bacon Cheeseburger Salad, I like to use a 93/7 ground beef. If you are using a fattier ground beef, just be sure that you make sure to drain the excess grease. Try this Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese: Sharp cheddar is my favorite cheese to use on these Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls, but you can use any cheese you prefer.

  • Red Onion: For this recipe, I used thinly sliced red onions, but you can also use white onions. This is also delicious with my Pickled Red Onion Recipe.

  • Dill Pickles: You can use sliced dill pickles, chopped dill pickles, or even dill pickle relish. It is delish with all of these options.

  • Tomatoes: If you do not have fresh tomatoes on hand, you can also use canned diced tomatoes. This bacon cheeseburger salad is also great with sliced cherry or grape tomatoes.

  • Burger Sauce: The thing that really pulls this whole salad together is my “Not So Secret” Burger Sauce. It’s so good, you might just want to eat it with a spoon.

Step by Step Instructions

How to Make Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

STEP 1: Add the ground beef, garlic, dried minced onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to a large skillet over medium-high heat.

STEP 2: Break up the meat and cook it until it is browned and cooked all the way through. Drain excess grease.

STEP 3: Divide the romaine lettuce evenly among four bowls.

STEP 4: Divide the remaining ingredients among all 4 bowls, arranging each one on top of the lettuce.

STEP 5: Top with burger sauce, or serve on the side.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Serving Suggestion: This Bacon Cheeseburger Salad is delicious served with these Air Fryer Potato Wedges.

  • Storage: This is best when eat ingredient is packed separately. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

  • Reheating: I like to reheat the ground beef in the microwave, or in a pan on the stovetop.

  • Add Bacon Jam: These bacon cheeseburger bowls are excellent topped with some of my Bacon Jam Recipe.

  • Make it vegetarian: For a vegetarian version, you can use a meatless burger patty or meatless crumbles in place of the ground beef, and omit the bacon.

  • Make it Whole30 compliant: To make this a Whole30 burger bowl, simply omit the cheese and make sure you use a Whole30 compliant bacon.

  • Swap the protein: This is also delicious with ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground bison.

  • Change the cheese: While I like to make this bacon cheeseburger salad with sharp cheddar, it is delicious with just about any kind of cheese imaginable.

  • Make lettuce wraps: Instead of chopping the lettuce, you can serve all the ingredients with leaves of iceberg or romaine to make a lettuce wrap bar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this Bacon Cheeseburger Salad be made ahead of time?

Yes! Absolutely. Simply store all of the ingredients in individual containers in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Other Ground Beef Recipes You Might Enjoy

  • Keto Beef Stroganoff Burgers
  • Old Fashioned Meatloaf
  • Slow Cooker Kickin’ Keto Chili
  • Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers – low carb, whole30

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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Total Time:
    30 minutes

  • Yield:
    4 servings

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


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This Bacon Cheeseburger Salad has all the delicious flavors of a juicy burger, but in a low carb salad version – Perfectly seasoned ground beef, smoky bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions, and pickles, drizzled with a delicious homemade 


Ingredients


Units
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef (I get my grass-fed beef here)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sliced dill pickles
  • 1 tomato, cored and diced or 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 batch “Not So Secret” Burger sauce (get the recipe here)

 


Instructions

  1. Add the ground beef, garlic, dried minced onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break up the meat and cook it until it is browned and cooked all the way through. Drain excess grease.
  2. Divide the romaine lettuce evenly among four bowls.
  3. Divide the remaining ingredients among all 4 bowls, arranging each one on top of the lettuce.
  4. Serve with burger sauce. 

 

Notes

  • Storage: This is best when eat ingredient is packed separately. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • Reheating: I like to reheat the ground beef in the microwave, or in a pan on the stovetop. 
  • Make it vegetarian: For a vegetarian version, you can use a meatless burger patty or meatless crumbles in place of the ground beef, and omit the bacon. 
  • Swap the protein: This is also delicious with ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground bison.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad Recipes
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger bowl

Keywords: bacon cheeseburger salad, bacon cheeseburger bowl, keto cheeseburger salad, low carb burger salad, Big Mac salad

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