Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

12 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments

Last night was burger night at my house. You’d think total crowd pleaser, right?

Well, The 3-Year-Old thinks the burger on the bun “ruins” it. So he removes the patty, devours the bun, and then needs to be coaxed to take a bite or two of the meat.

The 9-Year-Old is the complete opposite. He eats all the meat leaving more than half the bun.

The Husband? He’s just happy I didn’t try to serve him some kind of squash or kale experiment.

Dinner’s always an adventure!

Anyway, I decided to have a little fun with my burger and totally turned it into one of the most amazing salads ever!

A Sriracha Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Here’s what I did…

  • 4 oz lean beef formed into a patty (or your meat of choice — I used 90% lean)
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce (10g)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • About 3 cups of your favorite greens (I used a combo of baby kale and baby spinach from Aldi)
  • Half a red bell pepper (I would have used a tomato if I had one!)
  • 1/4 of an avocado, cut into chunks (The 3-Year-Old who wouldn’t eat the burger ate the rest cubed up. Crazy right?)
  • 1 tbsp real bacon bits (7g)
  • 3 bread and butter pickle slices, chopped
  • 1 oz fancy shredded Mexican cheese blend (28g)

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Cook the burger patty to your liking. I’m a rare/medium-rare girl myself.

While the patty is cooking, in a small bowl whisk the Sriracha, vinegar, honey and salt. Set aside.

Pile the greens on a plate, top with the bell pepper (or tomato). Once the patty is done, remove from heat, let it rest a few minutes and then cut into cubes. Pile it in the middle of the greens. Top with the avocado, bacon bits, pickles and cheese.  Drizzle the sriracha dressing on top.


A Sriracha Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad on Plate

Once you have this you may never want a bun again! It’s a super filling, satisfying meal!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
485 24g 8g old: 11 new: 12
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 11g 29g 38g

See other recipes using: avocado, baby spinach, cheese, ground beef, kale, pickles

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    October 15, 2014

    Maybe the 3-year old would like roasted, cubed tofu? Good for little fingers, most kids like the blandish taste, but you can obviously make it taste like whatever you like, with different sauces or whatever for variety or differing household tastes ;) My favorite sauce is a spicy Thai peanut, but you can keep the spice out for little tastebuds :)


      October 15, 2014

      He probably would because he pounds edamame like they are going out of style!


    October 16, 2014

    Mmmm! Looks great. Hey Roni, on another note, I'm not sure if you are a coffee drinker or not but will you give us your take (better yet, do a video) on bulletproof Coffee? It's coffee mixed with salt free butter (yes, butter) and olive oil. Everyone is chirping about how wonderful it is and how it is actually good for you! Thanks,Kathy (in VA).


      October 16, 2014

      You may lose all respect for me not his one but... I HATE coffee. That being said, I'm off to research it now. :)


    October 16, 2014

    This is what I do on burger night. I've eaten way too many hamburgers to want many more. I love the salad with all the burger trimmings.