Big Burger Bowl

This is what you get when you want to be healthy but also want a burger. This big burger bowl has all the taste of a cheeseburger without the buns. 



  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 dill pickle spears, sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds

For Thousand Island dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. relish (or finely minched pickles)
  • 1 tsp. minced onion
  • To taste salt and pepper
Big Burger Bowl
Total Time: 20 minutes


Servings: 4

APPROXIMATE NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (using 85% lean ground beef): 568 calories; 46 g fat; 143 g saturated fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 481 mg sodium; 11 g carbohydrate; 1.9 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 26 g protein


Combine Thousand Island dressing ingredients and set aside.

Heat oil over medium heat. Add ground beef, salt, pepper and garlic. Cook and crumble ground beef until cooked through, 8–10 minutes.

Divide lettuce into four servings. Top with ground beef, cheese, pickle, minced onion, sesame seeds and dressing.