Burger In A Bowl

Burger In A Bowl

Burger In A Bowl is basically all the wonderful things you love about a classic burger minus the bun. Whether you’re trying to watch your carbs or want something a little lighter, you will love the flavors of these Burger Bowls.

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I was super skeptical about trying out these burger bowls. When I think about ground beef coupled with lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes, it’s taco salad all the way! Let me tell you, Burger In A Bowl far exceeded my expectations! I’m excited to add this to my rotation of weekly recipes.

These burger bowls not only come together so quickly (like under 30-minutes) but the flavors are a perfect match to a classic burger. Even my husband who isn’t big on salads was super impressed.

The key is to make sure and season the ground beef well. I use simple pantry ingredients like Worcestershire, yellow mustard, BBQ sauce, and seasonings. I could eat the beef alone with a little cheese it’s that good.



Ingredients For Burger In A Bowl:

Ground beef mixture-

  • Olive oil
  • Lean ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Water
  • Worcestershire
  • Yellow mustard
  • BBQ sauce ( I use no sugar added Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Burger toppings-

  • Lettuce (iceberg or romaine is best)
  • Tomaotes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Red onion
  • Pickles
  • Avocado
  • 1000 island dressing (homemade or store bought)


If you put anything on your meal plan menu for the week you have to add these Burger Bowls. Seriously, you won’t believe how much they resemble a juicy cheese burger. And definitely get creative with the toppings, and don’t shy on the 1000 island dressing. My homemade version is awesome and easy to make and it’s the perfect condiment to these bowls.



Easy Step by Step Burger In A Bowl:

Step 1. Heat a medium size skillet and add olive, chopped onions, and a little salt. Cook about 5-minutes just until the onions start to brown.

Step 2. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add the water, Worcestershire, yellow mustard, BBQ sauce, garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper. Cook another 5-7 minutes.

Step 3. Build your bowls starting with the ground beef, then the rest of the toppings. Drizzle on as little or as much of the 1000 island dressing as you want, but no really, go heavy.



This is also a great meal if your hosting a casual dinner. Set out all the toppings and let your guests build their own bowls. And I’m telling you, everyone will be so surprised by how yummy and satisfying it is even without the bun.

Pro Tips:

  • Lettuce– Wash and store lettuce in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag for at least 1-hour before chopping. This ensures the leaves are nice and crunchy. For best results use iceberg or romaine.
  • Ground meat– The best classic burger flavor will come from using ground beef but ground turkey also works great. If you’re using a higher fat ground beef, make sure to drain the excess grease.
  • Toppings- Use other burger toppings like crumbled bacon, sautéed mushrooms, blue cheese crumbles, and caramelized onions.


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Burger In A Bowl

The Menu Maid
Burger In A Bowl is basically all the wonderful things you love about a classic burger minus the bun. Whether you're trying to watch your carbs or want something a little lighter, you will love the flavors of these Burger bowls.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 544 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ground beef mixture

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced fine
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Wocestershire
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce I used no sugar added sweet baby rays
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Burger Bowls

  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, chopped washed and dried
  • 2 medium size tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly silced
  • 1 cup sliced dill pickles
  • 2 avocados, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1000 island dressing

Instructions
 

  • Heat a medium skillet to medium heat and add olive oil, chopped yellow onions, and a pinch of salt. Cook 5-minites or until golden brown.
  • Add ground beef to the onions and crumble. Cook until no longer pink and drain any excess grease. Incorporate the water, Worcestershire, mustard, BBQ sauce, and garlic powder. Cook another 5-7 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from the heat to cool slightly.
  • Build burger bowls by adding lettuce and the rest of the toppings, ending with 1000 island dressing.

Notes

Tips:
  • Lettuce– Wash and store lettuce in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag for at least 1-hour before chopping. This ensures the leaves are nice and crunchy. For best results use iceberg or romaine.
  • Ground meat– The best, classic burger flavor will come from using ground beef but ground turkey also works great. If you’re using a higher fat ground beef, drain the excess grease.
  • Toppings- Use other burger toppings like crumbled baconsautéed mushroomsblue cheese crumbles, and caramelized onions.
 
Nutritional facts do not include 1000 island dressing. 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 544
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.8g 39%
Saturated Fat 15.1g 76%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 964mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 14.8g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Total Sugars 10.6g  
Protein 48.3g  
Vitamin D 5mcg 25%
Calcium 318mg 24%
Iron 22mg 121%
Potassium 525mg 11%
Keyword 1000 island dressing, 30-minute meals, Burger bowls, Easy dinner recipe, Ground beef, Iceberg lettuce, low carb, Salads

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