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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad


  • 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


  • 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.
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Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.333333
  • 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.

  • Dlaw
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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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