Cheese Burger Salad

1 pound lean ground beef

2 teaspoons minced dried onions

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

3/4 teaspoon seasoning salt

1 large red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 (10-ounce) package chopped romaine hearts

2 Roma tomatoes, sliced

dill pickle chips

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons water

optional: potato chips and/or bacon

Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Mix together the beef, dried onion, parsley and salt.
Divide into 16 portions.
Shape each portion into a ball and flatten to a 1/2 inch thick patty about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Place patties in hot skillet; cook 2-3 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle.
Remove burgers from pan and keep warm.
Add sliced onion to the pan and season with salt and pepper; cook 5-6 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, divide lettuce, tomato, pickle chips, burgers, and cheese between 4 plates.
Combine mayonnaise, ketchup and water and drizzle over salads.
If desired, top with crushed potato chips or crumbled bacon. (Serves 4)