Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

After having a few misses with recipes lately I was really worried about this dish. We ended up really liking the salad. A few things I did differently was I used chopped romaine lettuce in place of the iceburg shredded lettuce. We really don't like iceburg lettuce in salads in our house. I also added a few uncooked onions because we really like onions on hamburgers. I also made a homemade ranch dressing to top the salad. The recipe does not call for a salad dressing but I really think the ranch dressing added to the dish. I also used shredded cheddar cheese as we do not buy processed cheese in our house. Overall this was a winning dish and one that will be on our table again. I found this recipe in Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious Sept/Oct 2008 issue.

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 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 inches from the heat 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.

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  1. Norah, this looks really good. I'm definitely going to try it once my kitchen is put back together!

  2. Now, this is a cheeseburger I can sink my teeth into. (I've had dental problems lately:) Thanks for sharing Norah...

  3. Thanks guys! I really liked this salad, almost more than eating an actual bacon cheeseburger.

  4. I made this for supper tonight and everyone loved it. They even asked when we are having it again!

  5. I'm glad you and your family liked the salad. I'm starting to think I just might have to make it again real soon.


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