Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad Recipe
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Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

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I was planning to grill burgers, and then it dawned on me: How about a Big Mac salad? The original recipe doesn't call for a tomato, but it's awesome here. —Pam Jefferies, Cantrall, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 6 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salad croutons
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle slices
  • Thousand Island salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without dressing): 511 calories, 34g fat (17g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1033mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef and steak seasoning, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twenty 1/2-in.-thick patties. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, burgers, cheese, croutons, tomato, onion and pickles. Serve with salad dressing.
    Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 160°.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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annrms User ID: 2649709 256521
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

"Great taste! I used romaine lettuce, served the dressing on the side, and skipped the croutons and served it in pita bread. Will definitely make this again. Makes a great lunch! Make ahead keeping the burger separate and microwave it before adding it to the salad."

Cook38 User ID: 1584232 255826
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016 Edited Oct. 24, 2016

"This was a very good salad and my husband liked it as well. Bonus: I had tossed the entire recipe in the dressing but there was only 2 of us - it makes generous single servings for 4 but we still had quite a bit left. Not wanting it to go to waste, I fridged it all in a glass container - aside from being a smidge soft and the croutons being soggy of course, it was actually very tasty for a left-over already-dressed salad!! So don't throw away leftovers!!!!!"

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 227650
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"Very different spin on a cheeseburger recipe. My family thought it was pretty good."

karen421 User ID: 6698427 227643
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"Really good! Even the kids liked it!"

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