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Burger in a Bowl

Burger in a bowl is a fun twist on your favorite classic burger! All the delicious burger toppings like tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and of course that special sauce - with a healthy low carb twist. This cheeseburger bowl is low carb, keto and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 395kcal
Author Lyndsey


Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 heads romaine chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar
  • 4 pickles chopped
  • 4 slices bacon
  • salt & pepper to taste

Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup avocado mayo
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup bbq sauce


  • Combine dressing ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Season beef with salt & pepper. Brown beef until cooked through in skillet. Set aside.
  • Cooking bacon in skillet over medium heat until desired doneness. Chop into bite sized pieces once cooled. While beef and bacon are cooking, clean and chop veggies.
  • Once all ingredients are cooked, begin to layer salad. Use ¼ of the total ingredients for one serving. Layer in this order - romaine, burger, bacon, cheese, avocado, tomatoes, pickles. Drizzle with 1 TB (or more depending on your liking) of the dressing.


  • If you can, use ground beef crumbles rather than ground beef patties. Ground beef patties tend to dry out and are tougher than ground beef crumbles.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove ground beef crumbles from the pan to cut down on the grease.
  • To make Whole30 burger sauce (similar to Big Mac thousand island dressing), omit honey and bbq sauce and add in 1 teaspoon pickle juice and 3 pickles along with 1 teaspoon paprika and ½ teaspoon salt. Blend with ½ cup mayo in a blender.
  • For low carb version, use Whole30/keto burger sauce, not Chick Fil A sauce recipe.  Nutrition information reflects Chick Fil A sauce.
  • Lower Carb macros:  Calories - 341, Fat - 20.1g, Total Carbs - 16.5g, Protein - 25.9.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.5g | Protein: 25.8g | Fat: 20g