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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

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.
  • Makes
    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 bacon
  • 8 dill pickle slices


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide lettuce among four dinner plates; top each with tomatoes, meat mixture, cheese and bacon. Garnish with croutons and pickles.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 463 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1765mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.
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  • snker0521
    May 14, 2019

    We are eating more salads at our house so anything that will tickle the taste buds gets a try. We had some doubts about this one but bacon covers a multitude of bad so we decided to give it a try. I didn't find it difficult at all to make since I bake my bacon, I just baked the croutons at the same time. However, I may change the cheese to the ones we like best such as pepper jack.

  • katlaydee3
    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.

  • lyda22jo
    May 17, 2010

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  • Dlaw
    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!!!

  • angsauter
    Oct 21, 2008

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  • jessymoka
    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
    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.

  • Jenzoic
    Aug 27, 2008

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