BBQ Burger Salad


I wish I could take credit for this salad but I cannot.  So thank you Primally Inspired for the awesome idea.  It’s basically a BBQ bacon burger in salad form, minus the bun.  I added in all my favorite fixings – avocado, tomato, bacon, and pickles.  Yes pickles.  It may sound weird but trust me it’s delicious.  The original recipe included mustard but I didn’t see the need.  For me it’s BBQ sauce or mustard but not both.


For those who enjoy eating a paleo diet don’t brush this recipe off.  Even if you don’t lean towards the paleo persuasion still consider making this.  It’s a perfect solution to satisfying your BBQ bacon burger craving.  And it’s quick to make.  Always, always a plus!  I used my own homemade BBQ sauce for this recipe, creating ‘saucy’ ground beef.  Everything came together perfectly, definitely a winning meal.  I would have never thought to make BBQ sauce ground beef and add it to a salad.  But why not?  It’s a nice change up that will be added into the meal rotation.


BBQ Burger Salad, serves 4

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 3-4 heads romaine
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 8 dill pickle spears, chopped
  1. In a large saute pan heat up olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion and cook 5 minutes until fragrant.  Add ground beef and brown.  Once browned add BBQ sauce and simmer another 10 minutes.  Place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile cook bacon of low heat rendering out fat.  Once cooked set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Chop lettuce and place in 4 bowls.  Top with ground beef, avocados, tomatoes, pickles, and bacon.

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