Ty has a new mantra when it comes to meal time: “Make it a salad.”
So the other night when I suggested burgers for dinner, he suggested we… you guessed it… make them salads. The idea at first took me a bit aback. Burgers as a salad? But I quickly realized Ty was onto something. After all, we typically eat our burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of using buns. Basically, we’d just be eating a lot more greens this way which sounded like a fantastic idea.
And that is how Cheeseburger Salad became my new favorite dinner.
Cheeseburger Salad is exactly what you think it is. It’s all the things you’d usually put on a bun, but instead you’re throwing it on a big bed of lettuce. We love topping our burgers with the classic tomatoes, onion, and cheese. For good measure we like to add avocado. And in my opinion, no burger is complete without some ketchup and mustard (and in this case, it’s your dressing, too!).
Now if we had had bacon on hand, that totally could have made it into this Cheeseburger Salad. Or how about some pickles? Mmmmm. However you like your burger, next time, try making it a salad.
All credit goes to Ty for this deliciously genius idea.
- 1/4 lb ground beef (113 g) $.75
- 3 cups spring mix (85 g) $1.13
- 1/2 tomato (50 g) $.10
- 1/4 onion (30 g) $.05
- 1/4 avocado (50 g) $.31
- 2 tbsp cheese, shredded (14 g) $.19
- 1 tbsp mustard (15 g) $.07
- 1 tbsp ketchup (17 g) $.07
- Brown ground beef.
- Place spring mix in a large bowl.
- Slice tomatoes, onion, and avocado and add to bowl.
- Once beef is cooked through, add to salad.
- Top with cheese, ketchup, and mustard.
- Total Servings: 1 | Total Cost: $2.67 | Cost per Serving: $2.67
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- Calories: 404 | Protein: 30 g | Fat: 24 g | Carbs: 18 g | Full Nutrition Facts