Weekend Chef: Cheeseburger Salad

For dinner tonight, I whipped up this cheeseburger salad featured on ThePioneerWoman.com last January. It’s quick, easy, and delicious—and it really tastes like a cheeseburger. It doesn’t get any better than that. I made a few changes to the recipe to suit my taste. You can get the original recipe here.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 Martin’s potato hamburger buns
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bag Fresh Express pre-washed sweet butter (aka butter head) lettuce
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 8 dill pickle slices, diced (I used dill pickle sandwich stackers)
  • 1 medium red onion, diced

Brown the meat in a large skillet. Remove from heat and drain the fat. Add ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, and mayonnaise. Stir to combine.

Cut hamburger buns into cubes. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted.

To assemble the salad, place lettuce onto a plate. Top with meat mixture, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, red onions, and pickles. Sprinkle croutons on top. Enjoy!

7 Comments on Weekend Chef: Cheeseburger Salad

  1. afternoonartist
    September 24, 2012 at 5:00 am (6 years ago)

    It is a seriously delicious salad. At first, I was hesitant to use dill pickles on a salad, but they really make this salad, and I pile them on!

  2. chicenvelopements
    September 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

    I might have to try this tonight. My “Fashion Photographer” loves cheeseburgers and I really do owe him something nice since the “skivie” incident. Have a great Monday!

  3. Gjk
    September 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Yummy!! Tastes as good as it looks!

    • afternoonartist
      September 25, 2012 at 1:58 am (6 years ago)

      We just finished it up tonight. Still good on day two.


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