I’m sure we’re like every other family with busy weeknights headed off to one activity or another or even just trying to get our vegetables transplanted into our garden before we’re too late.

(Yes, those seedlings still need to get in the ground. I keep hoping I’ll wake up one morning and it’s just been done for me. Maybe for Mother’s Day? )

But really, I know for me it seems like 5 o’clock has blasted it’s way into my house every day before I’ve had much of a chance to breathe and the minutes til dinner time move faster than any other during the day.

While I’m not one to make a complete menu plan for the month, I do have a general idea of the meals I’ll be making each night during the week. Otherwise, I think I’d still be scratching my head wondering what I am going to prepare for dinner while everyone stares at me wondering what in the world they are going to eat.

Umm, at least I bet that’s what would happen. It’s not like I really know about that or anything.


One of our favorite quick-fix meals on the busiest of nights is a simple cheeseburger salad. It’s like a magic meal it comes together so quickly.

Here’s how I make my Cheeseburger Salad recipe.

Cheeseburger Salad

5 from 1 vote
Cheeseburger Salad makes a quick, family favorite meal. Made of hamburger, bacon, lettuce, cheese, and other salad items, this salad recipe may take the place of your favorite cheeseburger!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • dash Worcestershire sauce, or coconut aminos
  • Stone House Seasoning
  • 6 slices cheese, Cheddar, American, Swiss, provolone, etc.
  • 8 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)
  • 1 small onion, diced (optional)
  • ranch dressing, or your favorite dressing


  • Shape ground beef or turkey into patties. Press your thumb lightly into the middle of each burger patty to form an indention.
  • Pour a dash of Worcestershire sauce over each patty and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning.
  • Cook the hamburger patties on a grill pan, skillet, or on the grill.
  • If including onions, add them to the pan as well. Cook meat to preferred level of doneness, but recommended to reach 160º F.
  • Place sliced cheese on each patty. Remove the hamburger from the grill and allow to rest.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the salad. Serve each plate with salad topped with cheeseburger.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


And you know what?

Now that I think of it, this easy meal leaves my husband and son plenty of time to go plant those vegetables for me.



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  1. Howdie! Just wanted to say thanks for a great idea. I’m on the road working and need quick easy meals. Did I mention I’m on a diet and guy? So, I need/want hearty meals that meet my diet needs. I never thought about a simple burger meal without the bun, plus you get the goodness of veggies in salad form – masking for the guys! 😉 I added a Monterey Jack Cheese w/ Jalapenos to kick it up! Perfect easy and quick meal that keeps working and not cooking or searching for something to eat!

  2. This looks so good, Robyn! Saving some unnecessary carbs and loading up on veggies. I like it 😀

  3. Oh boy, this looks delish! And it seems healthier too, so I can justify giving myself a little extra cheese. Great recipe – and great blog too! I’m a big fan!