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Cheeseburger Bowls

Make your whole family fall in love with salad with this fun twist on a summertime classic—cheeseburgers! Croutons made from hamburger buns plus a special sauce give grilling vibes to a kid-friendly dinner.

Serves 4
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
560 calories per serving


> 2 whole wheat or regular hamburger buns
> 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
> 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
> 1 1/4 lbs 93% lean ground beef
> 1/2 cup Heinz ® Ketchup
> 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
> 1 tbsp sweet relish
> 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
> 1 head red leaf lettuce
> 1 (7 oz) pkg reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
> 3 Roma tomatoes
> 1/3 cup chopped dill pickles


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Using a serrated knife, cut the buns into 1-inch pieces. In a medium bowl, gently toss the bread with 1 tbsp oil and the garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper. Spread bread onto prepared baking sheet. Bake bread 15 min., until lightly browned, tossing halfway through. Let cool.
In a 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tbsp oil on medium-high. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook 8–10 min., until browned, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Spoon off any excess fat.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces. Divide lettuce among 4 shallow bowls. Spoon beef over lettuce. Top with the cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and croutons. Drizzle sauce over salads.

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