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Monday, March 5, 2012

Cheeseburger Slider Salad

All things cheeseburger on a salad??? I'm all in!! Since I try to steer clear of gluten products, I am always trying make dinners gluten free! I have eaten many burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. My kids love little sliders, they think a 'mini hamburger' is so cool. So I have been making them for dinner lately with sweet potato fries, my new obsession! And this recipe is definitely my favorite way to eat a burger these days! You take all the goodies a cheeseburger has to offer and put it on a bed of lettuce! Here goes:

Ingredients for the salad:
1 lb lean ground beef
3 hearts romaine, chopped
4 deli style pickles, sliced then quartered
1/2 cucumber, sliced then quartered
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2-3 slices of cheese

Ingredients for the dressing:
2 T mayo
2 T ketchup
1 T mustard
1 T sweet pickle relish
2 T white vinegar

First, make the dressing, whisk together all five ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
I use all 'real' ingredients, no low fat stuff for us, I'd rather enjoy the real thing and have a little less then eat added ingredients used as fillers to replace fat. (just a personal preference)
At only 2 points per 2 T serving I think it's well worth it on this yummy dressing!
Similar to thousand island just a little more tangy, very tasty!
Salad and Burgers:
Next make the salad, in a large bowl layer the chopped lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and top with the pickles.  Form your ground beef into small patties season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook about 2-3 minutes per side. Once they are cooked, top with a 1/4 of a cheese slice.
Assemble salad in bowl, top with 2 sliders and use 2 T of dressing per salad, enjoy!

I love these pickles!
Isn't it so pretty!
This is my hubby's trick, cover a plate with a piece of plastic wrap then when you take them to the grill just remove the plastic and you can use the same plate when the burgers are done.
Grilled to perfection, then quick top with cheese, so it gets gooey!
Crumble on the salad and drizzle with the dressing!
A cheese burger in a bowl!
My daughter's plate, that girl loves her bread!! See those sweet potato fries, baked in the oven of course!

Weight Watcher Friends: Each salad has 6 points (with 2 sliders and 2 T of dressing).


  1. Great salad idea! Sweet potato fries are a favorite in my house.

  2. Either I am a dork, or your husband is a genuis.. The plastic wrap, so simple, so smart! Oh and the salad looks amazing too!