Bacon Double Cheese Burger Salad from Closet Cooking

A salad inspired by the flavours of a bacon double cheese burger with bacon, seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, bun croutons, cheese and a bacon grease pan sauce dressing.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease oil
  • 2 hamburger buns, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups lettuce, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle, diced
  1. Cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat, set aside over paper towels to drain reserving 1 tablespoon of grease in the pan and the rest elsewhere.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minutes.
  4. Add the ground beef and cook draining any grease when done.
  5. Mix in the ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, simmer to reduce, remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Add the vinegar to the pan, deglaze it and then add bacon grease, sugar, mustard, garlic and season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  7. Meanwhile, toss the buns in the bacon grease and bake in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes, turning half way through.
  8. Toss the lettuce and tomatoes along with the pan sauce dressing, divide between 4 plates, top with the beef, bacon, croutons, cheese and pickles and enjoy!