Bacon Cheeseburger Wedge Salad

The other day I was thinking:  How can I get my kids to like salad???  Then I thought, what if I made a carnivore salad?  Here was the result of that thought:

Bacon Cheeseburger Wedge Salad

Basically just put the toppings you like on your burger on a salad. The options are endless:  mushroom and swiss wedge salad, cheddar pub burger wedge salad... creativity and a large chunk of lettuce are ALL you need!  Here's how we made ours:

(makes 4)

4 hamburger buns
stick of butter
garlic powder

1 lb ground beef
salt, pepper, garlic powder
mustard:  yellow & dijon
Worcestershire sauce

iceburg lettuce
shredded cheddar cheese
red onion
bacon crumbles
ranch dressing

Cut hamburger buns into cubes. Melt butter and add garlic powder. Coat the hamburger bun chunks with butter/garlic mixture. Bake at 350 until crunchy.

Brown the ground beef, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add a squirt of ketchup, mustard:  yellow & dijon, and Worcestershire sauce.

Cook bacon. [Our new obsession is cooking bacon in the microwave. Less mess and SO quick. Put 2 paper towels on a plate with a lip. Lay strips of bacon on the paper-towel covered plate. Place one paper towel on top of the bacon. Cook the bacon for 90 seconds per strip of bacon on your plate. Once bacon is cooked, crumble it.]

Dice tomatoes, onions and pickles.

Cut a head of iceburg lettuce into 4 wedges. Place one wedge on each plate.

Spoon 1/4 of the browned ground beef over each lettuce wedge.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onion, pickles and bacon crumbles. Top with hamburger bun croutons and ranch dressing.


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