Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing - Engineer Mommy
Feb 182018
 

Who doesn’t love a fast food burger? I know I do but I am trying to make smart food choices now. As I’ve discussed before here, here and here, I am committed to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to making smart food choices, I am also exercising several times per week, drinking plenty of water throughout the day, keeping my stress levels under control and incorporating some mindfulness into my day.

While it may sometimes seem overwhelming to get started on a healthy lifestyle, it is certainly possible. And the rewards are worth it! While I lost 30lb after switching to a healthier lifestyle and clean eating, I am not focused on the scale or the way my jeans fit. I am focused on the fact that my body is healthier by being at a normal BMI.

Today’s recipe is a fun twist on the classic fast food burger. It’s filled with all the elements of a fast food burger that make it irresistible. It has onions, pickles, bacon, cheese, …. and a tasty dressing! Yes, that famous Big Mac dressing. While I don’t know if my version is identical to the famous one, it sure tastes similar to me.

Also, I just wanted to mention that I believe moderation is key. So while indulging in an actual fast food burger once in a while is fine, I like the idea of turning it into a salad so it’s even more guilt-free. Take a look at this salad and tell me … doesn’t it look yummy?

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

For the burger, I like to use grass-fed beef. I also create small sliders to keep the calories & fat content in check. I simply grill on both sides until cooked throughout.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing


For the toppings, I add some chopped bacon, dill pickles, red onion, and iceberg lettuce. And of course, the dressing. The famous Big Mac dressing.
Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing


Here is the finished product. Make this recipe for yourself and then tell me if this isn’t one of the most delicious, flavorful salads you’ve ever made! And I realize that’s a big statement!
Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing
Serves 1
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537 calories
16 g
103 g
40 g
29 g
14 g
242 g
874 g
12 g
1 g
20 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
242g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537
Calories from Fat 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g
61%
Saturated Fat 14g
68%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 103mg
34%
Sodium 874mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 12g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
26%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For burger
  1. 1/4 pound grass-fed ground beef
  2. 4 thin red onion slices
  3. 1/4 cup dill pickle slices
  4. 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  5. 1/4 cup chopped bacon
For dressing
  1. 1/4 mayo
  2. 2 tbsp. french dressing
  3. 1 tsp sugar
  4. 1 tsp vinegar
Instructions
  1. 1. Cook the burger over medium-high heat until done.
  2. 2. Top the burger with the onion, pickles, cheese and bacon.
  3. 3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing. Drizzle over burger.
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calories
537
fat
40g
protein
29g
carbs
16g
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 February 18, 2018  Posted by

6 Responses to “Bacon Cheeseburger Salad w/ BigMac Dressing”

  1. Ooo I would love this salad. Big Mac dressing? Yes please! I just love that dressing.

  2. YES! A killer burger without the bun is so awesome! I have to try this recipe out immediately! Om nom nom.

  3. I bet that is a great substitute for a Big Mac. I love that you added all those pickles in it. And the bacon. Everything is better with bacon.

  4. Oh this is so cool! I want to try making that BigMac dressing myself! I also love how you have all those pickles on the plate lol I love pickles! Grass-fed beef is the best

  5. Oh yum, this is such a great idea for a salad! I definitely love the idea of making your own big mac dressing I need to try it for myself.

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