Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Do you love burgers but want something a little lighter? How about a bacon cheeseburger salad with all of the flavours of a bacon cheeseburger in salad form. This salad starts out with ground beef that is seasoned with common burger patty ingredients and condiments including worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard. The salad continues with other common burger topping including lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle and of course plenty of cheese and bacon along with a warm bacon vinaigrette! If these aren't your favourite burger toppings, you can easily change the salads ingredients to what you want! This meaty salad sure does eat like a meal and it's perfect for for salad for dinner especially if you are a fan of bacon cheeseburgers!

Updated (July 22, 2015): This is one of my favourite salads and since I was making it again the other day I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the photos!

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Warm bacon vinaigrette... mmm...

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Feel free to add some crumbled potato chips!

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

All of the flavours of a bacon cheeseburger in a salad with a warm bacon vinaigrette!

    For the burger seasoned beef:
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper or steak seasoning to taste
  • For the bacon vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons warm bacon grease
  • 2 tablespoons bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 6 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pickle, diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
    For the burger seasoned beef:
  1. Cook the bacon, set aside on paper towels to drain and crumble when cool, reserving the grease.
  2. Add the onion to the pan along with some of the reserved grease and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes, over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the ground beef and cook draining any grease when done.
  5. Mix in the ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, simmer to reduce, and set aside.
  6. For the dressing:
  7. Add the vinegar to the pan, deglaze it, add crumbled bacon and grease, sugar, mustard, garlic, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  8. For the salad:
  9. Assemble the salad, toss in dressing and enjoy!

Option: Use your favourite burger toppings.
Option: Add burger croutons by dicing some buns, tossing in oil or bacon grease along with salt and pepper and baking in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown.
Option: Replace the warm bacon vinaigrette with another dressing like ranch, etc.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 436, Fat 21.6g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 118mg, Sodium 859mg, Carbs 14.9g (Fiber 2.2g, Sugars 9.1g), Protein 44.4g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


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Jennifer | Mother Thyme said...

This salad looks fabulous! What a great idea. I know my hubs would love this!

Lynda said...

This is a fantastic idea for a salad. Can't wait to try this one!

mireia badia said...

You always make me hungry! This looks great!

Joanne said...

When that burger craving hits, as it inevitably will this summer, a veg version of this is exactly what i'll be making!

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

yeeeessss! amazing! We WILL be re-creating this, vegan style though.

Paula Deen said...

Wow! What a great way to become morbidly obese! My only suggestion would be perhaps a nice melted butter drizzle for dressing, but other than that - spot on!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'll bet I could even get my carnivore boyfriend to eat this one...

anniebakes said...

what a wonderful looking salad! my mouth is watering, happy weekend, kevin! anne

napfrocurlzgirl said...

Hey Kevin! We made this for dinner tonight and it was ugly but AMAZING!!!!

Kitchenboy said...

What an amazing idea! Great photos, too.

Sara said...

I really like your salads.. :-) they're so definitely coloured and good that don't give the impression of a sad lunch.. great!

Anonymous said...

"Mom! Kevin threw my cheeseburger in the food processor!"

Gaby Godoy de Porras said...

Looks delicious! =) DEfinitely gonna try it out

Trish @ CakeGames said...

Now, that's my kind of salad! The Coke in the picture pairs up perfectly with it :)

Tanya Robinson VanElls said...

OOOOH YAAA! My husbands going to love this even thought of the perfect beverage for it! Nice job!

Scarlett said...


Aimee said...

Ummmm....yes please!!! Sounds amazing and I see this on my dinner table in the very near future!

Anonymous said...

WoW! I am so glad I made this!!! Fantastic!!! Thank You!

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