Friday, May 26, 2017

Burger Bowls

Way, way back in 2013 we posted a Cheeseburger Salad (See post HERE) . 
It has remained one of my favorites ever since. Here's the thing though - salads just aren't as cool as they were in 2013. You have to make "bowls" now. You have to place them in the bowl so as to see all the ingredients and have it look fancy schmancy. 
You HAVE to.
It's kind of the rule now. 
Anyway...this is basically a re-do of that post but updated so we are all trendy and cool. #arewepopularyet

Burger Bowls
(Slightly adapted from our Cheeseburger Salad

2 Tbsp light mayo
2 Tbsp 0 fat Greek yogurt, plain
2 Tbsp ketchup
2 tsp water
1 tsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp hot dog relish (the green stuff)
1 tsp Sugar Twin (or other sugar sub)
dash of hot sauce
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp olive oil

Burger patties
1 lb lean ground beef
1 slice onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp HP sauce
1 egg
salt & pepper

16 cups lettuce, chopped or shredded
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
4 slices onion
4 pickles, sliced
4 oz aged cheddar, shredded

Prepare dressing - In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill until ready to use.
Prepare burgers - In a mixing bowl, combine burger patty ingredients. 

Mix very well - I find using my hands works best. Form into 4 equal patties.

In a frying pan, over medium heat, cook burgers until desired level of done-ness is reached (at least 160 degrees). Note - you can also bake in the oven or on the BBQ if you prefer. 
Prepare bowl - Place 4 cups of lettuce in a serving bowl. Top with 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1 slice onion, 1 sliced pickle, 1 oz of shredded cheese, and 1 burger pretty. 

Repeat with remaining ingredients 3 more times.

Top each with 2 Tbsp of the dressing. 

Serve immediately.

According to MyFitnessPal one serving (recipe makes 4) - 
With no dressing: 420 calories, 10 carbs, 27 fat, 35 protein, 3 fiber.
2 Tbsp dressing: 35 calories, 4 carbs, 2 fat, 1 protein, 0 fiber.
Grand total: 455 calories, 14 carbs, 29 fat, 3 fiber. 
One filling is VERY generous. 
You an also keep ingredients, separate, in the fridge until ready to eat. I brought mine to work the next day, simply reheating the burger in the microwave briefly before topping my bowl. 
You can make it the fancy, new, trendy way OR make it the old fashioned way. Either way - it works and tastes delicious! 

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  1. Well it does look beautiful! Very Fancy Schmancy! I don't know why but when I saw the egg I thought your were putting a raw egg in each patty and wondered why you didn't show a picture of the egg in there...had to go back and re-read it. I love burger salads and have them all the time, but never as pretty as these.