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Loaded Cheeseburger Bowl

Cheeseburger Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

  • Author: Melissa | My Homemade Roots
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


With this Cheeseburger Salad, you can have your favorite fast-food-style burger and a salad, too. This burger salad is piled high with sauteed crumbled ground beef and all your favorite burger toppings, minus the buns. Plus, they’re customizable and easy to make low-carb meal or gluten-free.


Units Scale
  • 23 large russet potatoes (use more potatoes if you’re using smaller potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado or olive oil, or cooking oil of your choice.
  • 1 1/2 pounds 85/10 ground beef (or ground burger meat of your choice)
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 8 cups chopped lettuce, or a mixture of chopped lettuce and cabbage
  • 1 onion, sliced or diced
  • 1 cup pickle slices
  • 12 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or other cheese of your choice)

For the Burger Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard (I like to use Dijon or spicy brown mustard)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/21 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning like Morton Nature Seasons or Lawry’s


  1. Start by making the burger sauce. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Adjust the seasonings to taste, then set aside in the refrigerator while you cook the burger meat and make the fries. 
  2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Dice the potatoes or cut them into french fry shapes. You can choose to peel or not peel the potatoes.
  3. Toss the potatoes with the oil and spread them onto a large cookie sheet. Season with generous pinches of salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the potatoes for 20-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and soft in the center. I like to turn them over once while they are cooking to make sure they get browned on all sides. *See note below
  5. Cook the burger while the potatoes are in the oven. In a large skillet, brown the ground meat over medium-high heat until it is cooked through. Season to taste with generous pinches of salt, pepper, and garlic powder as the meat cooks. Drain off any excess grease.  *See note below
  6. Assemble your lettuce, meat, and toppings in large bowls. Arrange it any way you like. Then drizzle with the burger sauce, or serve the sauce on the side.


*If the potatoes don’t look golden brown, turn up the heat on the oven to 425 degrees and cook them for another 5 or so minutes.

*Make sure to use a big enough skillet so that the meat doesn’t crowd the pan. Using a roomy pan will allow the meat to get brown and crispy around the edges, which means better flavor. 

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes