Cheeseburger Salad

Are you famished after work? In the mood for a hamburger and fries? Don’t bother making the drive-thru trip! This homemade salad tastes just like a Big Mac!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 3 dill pickles sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp French dressing or Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle chopped
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dehydrated onion flakes
  • 2-3 tbsp milk



  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate for at
    least 20 minutes before serving (so the dehydrated onion can soften).

Sesame croutons:

  1. The oven should be preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a sesame seed bun, cut little 1″ circles (or cut into cubes). Spray lightly with cooking spray and season with a pinch of seasoned salt.
  3. Place the “croutons” on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 8 minutes.

Salad preparation:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet with onion powder and garlic powder until it is no longer pink. Drain the fat and season to taste with seasoned salt and pepper.
  2. 14 lettuce leaves should be placed in each bowl. Beef, pickles, onions, cheese, and croutons go on top.
  3. Dress with sesame seeds and a drizzle of dressing.

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