Bring the Beef Without the Carbs with a Cheeseburger Salad

February 12, 2019

Cheeseburger Salad

On a diet but craving a burger? Sate that craving with this beefy salad.

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Janet Nichols


  • 12 oz 90% lean ground sirloin
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large red onion peeled and cut horizontally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 pkg romaine lettuce hearts chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato chopped
  • 3 oz 2% reduced-fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup unsalted ketchup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 oz reduced-fat kettle-cooked potato chips


  1. Shape the beef into two 1-inch-thick patties, and sprinkle 'em with pepper and salt. Heat a skillet on medium-high and coat it with cooking spray. Throw the patties in and cook 'em for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

  2. Add the onion to the pan and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, then separate it into rings. Cut the burgers into bite-sized pieces. Divide the romaine lettuce, burger bits, prepped onion, tomato, and cheese among 4 bowls.

  3. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and stir it all together with a whisk. Drizzle the resulting dressing evenly over the salads. Lightly crush potato chips with your hands and sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the salads.


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