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Cheeseburger Salad

A mouth-watering cheeseburger served over a bed of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and bacon. All drizzled with easy homemade Big Mac Sauce.


Salad (makes 1 salad)

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half and each half into fourths
  • 1 Tablespoon dill pickle slices
  • 4 red onion strings
  • 2 Tablespoons cheddar cheese, shredded

Burger (makes 1 burger)

  • 3 strips bacon
  • 6 oz. ground beef*
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 slice yellow American Cheese


  • Combine the Big Mac Sauce ingredients together and refrigerate in an airtight container for a minimum of 10 minutes or up to three days.
  • Assemble the salad ingredients on a plate and place in the fridge.
  • Cook the bacon low and slow in a cast iron skillet, using kitchen tongs to flip them occasionally as the edges start to curl. 
  • Once the bacon is nice and crisp, set it aside on a paper towel lined plate to allow the excess grease to absorb.
  • Leave the bacon drippings in the pan and increase the heat to medium-high.
  • Season the ground meat with salt and pepper and gently shape into a patty. 
  • Use your thumb to create a dimple around the middle of the burger for an even shape when cooked. (It should look like the shape of a frisbee.) See here for more info.
  • Add the burger to the preheated pan. Cook for no longer than 5 minutes on the first side. Use a thin spatula to flip and place the cheese on top. Heat for no more than 5 minutes on the second side.
  • Remove the burger from the pan and place onto a cutting board. Let it rest for 3 minutes to let the juices absorb back into the meat. 
  • Slice the burger into cubes and place it on top of the chilled salad.
  • Drizzle 1-2 Tablespoons of big mac sauce over the salad and serve!


  • *Ground chuck is the best for burgers, 80% fat
  • Honey Mustard or Thousand Island dressing can also be used on this salad.


Calories: 951kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 50g, Fat: 79g, Saturated Fat: 32g, Cholesterol: 216mg, Sodium: 1260mg, Potassium: 845mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 6820IU, Vitamin C: 11.3mg, Calcium: 490mg, Iron: 4.7mg