Posted: June 17

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Cheeseburger-In-A-Bowl switches up the beloved, American classic and replaces the bun with a bowl! Never fear, though, you won't miss out on any of the other staple ingredients like creamy cheese, crispy red onions, crunchy dill pickles, juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, or a big, savory burger patty. These flavorful favorites are set atop a bed of crunchy lettuce tossed in a tomatoey-ranch burger sauce. The sprinkle of salty crushed potato chips on top ensures you won't miss out on an ounce of luxury as you dig into Cheeseburger-In-A-Bowl!


• 1 pound ground beef, 90% lean • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing • 2 tablespoons ketchup • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded • 4 cups romaine, chopped • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped • 1/2 cup dill pickles, chopped • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • potato chips, optional, to taste, crushed


Step 1

In a small bowl, combine the beef, salt, and pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

Step 2

Shape the seasoned beef into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Step 3

Over medium heat, grill the burgers (covered) until an instant meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F, about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Step 4

In a small bowl, whisk the salad dressing and ketchup together.

Step 5

In a large bowl, toss the iceberg lettuce and romaine lettuce with 1/2 of the dressing mixture.

Step 6

Divide the following among four salad bowls: the dressing-tossed-lettuce, burgers, cucumber, tomato, pickles, red onion, and cheese.

Step 7

Top each bowl with the crushed potato chips.

Step 8

Serve with the remaining dressing.

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