This cheeseburger bowl has everything you love about a Big Mac, without the bun! And there's nothing wrong with having a bun of course, but this salad is super tasty without it. Who would have thought the words healthy and big mac would actually be in the same sentence together?! But it works. Every time I make these healthy burger bowls I'm reminded how good they are.
And once you've tried this healthy Big Mac salad dressing, you're going to want to make this salad again and again. I could honestly eat it with every salad, it's so good. Ever since meeting Shayne (my now husband), I've become much more of a burger connoisseur. You see, he's pretty talented at making smash burgers at home and I personally never loved burgers as much as I do now. He's converted me to a smash burger fan and I may have converted him to try this version of a healthy burger bowl. We both request each of these when we're craving them, because sometimes, you just need the bun ;)
One of the reasons I love making these cheeseburger salad bowls is because it's low on ingredients and also super quick and easy to make.
Here is what you'll need:
Essentially, we are making a Big Mac dressing similar to what they use on the burgers and thinning it out a bit more with some vinegar.
The ingredient list is pretty accessible, so use what you have on hand to make this.
Simply combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, chopped dill pickles, apple cider vinegar and fresh dill in a small bowl.
Whisk it together until fully combined and incorporated.
Always, taste and adjust to your preference, adding more or less ketchup or mustard to suit your tastes. Depending on the brands you use, add a pinch of salt if it needs.
These easy cheeseburger bowls are SO easy to make.
Simply season the beef with salt and pepper right before cooking.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the beef. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to break it down.
Cook until browned and cooked through and then use a slotted spoon to remove the beef and place it on a plate lined with paper towel.
Then add the salad ingredients into a large bowl and top with the beef, shredded cheese and spoon the dressing on top.
That depends. What some people consider healthy varies drastically based on many factors.
If you focus on using high quality ingredients in these cheeseburger bowls, then yes, in my opinion, these burger bowls are healthy.
Opt for high quality beef, organic cheddar and high quality condiments if you can.
I've made these in mason jars for a quick meal prepped lunch or dinner. If you want to do that, here's how:
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Ready to make these delicious and easy cheeseburger bowls? Let's go!
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This deconstructed Big Mac burger in a bowl is so tasty and easy to throw together, making it a perfect meal prep option for lunch or dinner.