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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

Think kids don't eat salad? Try this one and see what happens! Cooked ground beef is mixed with ketchup and mustard, then placed on lettuce and served with all their favorite burger toppings. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 hamburger buns, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 4 slices process American cheese, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon
  • 8 dill pickle slices


  • 1. For croutons, place bun cubes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt; toss to coat. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the ketchup, mustard and pepper; heat through.
  • 3. Divide lettuce among four dinner plates; top each with tomatoes, meat mixture, cheese and bacon. Garnish with croutons and pickles. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 463 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1765mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.

Reviews for Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 233069
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"What a unique idea for dinner! I really liked this and unlike another reviewer; I did not find it too much work at all."

Dlaw User ID: 1508830 176732
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"It was easy and delicious. A nice change from a burger. I didn't find it to be anymore work than taco salad, maybe a bit less work. I added a dollop of miricle whip on top and I think it would also be great with a bit of ranch dressing!!!"

jessymoka User ID: 3362778 210083
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2008

"I made this dish and honestly it was just a lot of work. It was good, and it was neat to try but my family would have been just as satisfied with Taco Salad which I could closely compare this dish too and with less work."

spoospa User ID: 1347385 176729
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"Yummy Yummy Yummy! Next time I make it I'm going to use tomato sauce in stead of ketchup. I'm not a big fan of the ultra sweet taste of ketchup."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.