Burger Salad With The Works

There's no guilt included in this cheeseburger recipe.

Healthy recipe developer and cookbook author, Andie Mitchell, shares one of her favorite recipes that helps satisfy her cravings.

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 4


For the Dressing
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. plain whole-milk Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. minced white onion
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sweet pickle relish
  • dash of hot sauce
  • pinch of coarse salt
For the Burger Salad
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • dill pickle slices (optional)


  1. Make the dressing: Whisk mayonnaise with yogurt, ketchup, 2 tsp water, onion, vinegar, relish, hot sauce, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Make the burger salad: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring with a spatula, until it just begins to soften, about 2 min.
  3. Add the ground beef, and season with salt.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally and using spatula to crumble the meat, until onion is cooked and meat is browned and no longer pink, 6 to 7 min.
  5. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 sec.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Assemble the salad: Divide lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and beef among 4 bowls or plates.
  8. Drizzle each serving with 2 Tbsp dressing. Serve with pickles, if you like.

480 cal, 29 g fat (11 g saturated), 34 g protein, 24 g carb, 12 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 410 mg sodium, 102 mg cholesterol per serving

This recipe originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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