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Cheeseburger Salad Recipe with Big Mac Dressing! If you love Big Macs but want something lighter and healthier, you will love this!
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5 from 2 votes

Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Dressing

dressing adapted from Top Secret Recipes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado salad recipe, cheeseburger salad, homemade big mac sauce, homemade salad dressing
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 445kcal


  • 2 tablespoons full-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat sour cream or yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon minced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • dash Tabasco sauce or hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef sirloin
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • dill pickle slices optional


  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, ketchup, water, vinegar, relish, onion, sugar, Tabasco, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the ground beef and cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally and using the spatula to crumble the meat.
  • Add the garlic and stir constantly for 30 seconds, until fragrant. The meat should no longer be pink; if it is, continue to cook until browned. Remove pan from heat and set aside while you assemble the salads.
  • Divide the romaine, tomatoes, and cheese evenly among four large bowls or plates. Divide the beef mixture evenly among the salads. Drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons dressing. Serve immediately.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 43.1g | Fat: 24.8g | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 1.2g