May 25, 2020

Healthy Burger Bowls with Special Sauce

These healthy burger bowls with special sauce are the perfect way to get your burger fix with even more fresh veggies and flavor. These bowls are so easy to make, use only real food ingredients, and the delicious “special sauce” dressing pulls everything together. This recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo-friendly, and low carb. 

Healthy Burger Bowls with Special Sauce

Burger bowls or “burger salads” were one of the first meals that I regularly made when I switched to a Paleo lifestyle. Years later they are still my absolute favorite thing. Honestly, the burger bun just gets in the way at this point.

These healthy burger bowls with special sauce are packed with all the classic burger toppings and can easily be customized to add even more veggies and toppings. A delicious creamy special sauce ties everything together so you get that perfect burger bite.

Watch How to Make This Recipe

Serve your healthy burger bowls with a side of  crispy homemade air fryer to French fries or roasted potato wedges with chipotle lime aioli for the ultimate weeknight meal that is Paleo friendly, Whole30 compliant, and so GOOD.

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Flavorful Ground Beef  for Delicious Burger Bowls

When it comes to the ground beef in these burger bowls you have a few options. You can go the traditional route and serve your burger bowl with a burger patty or crumble the ground beef as shown here. Both are great options and there is really no “wrong” way. With either option you are going to get perfectly seasoned and flavorful ground beef.

Here are a couple of tips and tricks:

  • If you decide to make burger patties you can easily melt sliced or shredded cheese on each patty like you would with a traditional burger.
  • Making burger patties is a great option if not everyone wants to go the burger bowl route. You can make both traditional burgers and burger bowls with the patties.
  • If you crumble the beef, be sure to drain any excess fat from the meat or use a slotted spoon to remove it from the pan before adding it to the bowls.
  • Don’t overcook your beef! There’s nothing worse than dry, tough hamburger meat.
  • Don’t love ground beef? You could easily make this recipe with ground turkey!

The Best Burger Bowl Toppings

romaine lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, red onion in a white bowl

Next to the juicy ground beef, the toppings are really the best part of any burger. These burger bowls keep things a bit classic and use delicious toppings like:

  • Fresh tomato
  • Tangy pickles
  • Red onion
  • Herby dill

Of course, you can get even more creative with your toppings! What is great about burger bowls is that there is plenty of room for even more fresh toppings.

Here are a few more topping ideas to try:

  • Crispy bacon
  • Grilled veggies like zucchini, peppers, and onions
  • Creamy avocado
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Fresh or pickled hot peppers like jalapeños or pepperoncinis
  • Mushrooms
  • Shredded cheese
  • A fried egg
  • Fresh herbs like dill or parsley
  • Sliced green onion

special sauce in a white ramekin with a spoon dipped in the middle

How to Make the “Special Sauce”

Since these are burger bowls, there is no place to spread on your favorite condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, or mustard. So instead, this recipe using a special sauce, that includes all three, as the “dressing” for the burger bowls.

Special Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow mustard
  • Pickle juice
  • Dill relish
  • Spices and seasonings

To make the sauce, add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until they are well combined. Remember, you can always adjust a recipe to fit your tastebuds! If you want a little more tang in the dressing add more pickle juice. Want more mustard flavor? Add a little more. Do not be afraid to get in there and make this your own!

If you are concerned about making sure this recipe stays Whole30 compliant, be sure to check the labels on your ingredients before using them to make the sauce. You will want to use a Whole30 compliant mayonnaise, ketchup, and dill relish in this recipe to keep it Whole30 friendly.

ground beef, red onion, special sauce, tomatoes, pickles in a white bowl

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I hope you give these Healthy Burger Bowls a try! This makes a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love!

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Healthy Burger Bowls with Special Sauce

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch + Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch + Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the Burger Meat

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

For the Salad

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomatoes 
  • Pickles 
  • Red onion

Special Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayo 
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup 
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice 
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish 
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and spices. Brown the beef, breaking it up as it cooks, until it is fully cooked through.
  2. While the beef is browning, make the special sauce. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Assemble your burger bowls. Start with romaine lettuce then add the toppings and cooked ground beef. Drizzle the special sauce over everything and then enjoy!

Keywords: burger salad, burger bowl, keto burger bowl, burger in a bowl

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  1. It was a hit. Everyone loved it (even the picky eater in our family!) The sauce is so delicious and the perfect burger sauce for normal burgers or the bowl. I think it fits perfect together with the meat. Making it definitely again!

  2. Made these for my boyfriend and me and we loved them! He had 3 servings, safe to say they were a hit. Will be making it in the future for sure!!!

  3. I came here to try this recipe after seeing @recipeswithriss post about it from her weekly meal plan. It was a big hit with our family! My 7-year-old ate three bowls and asked to take the leftovers for school lunch the next day. I love how quick and simple the recipe is to make and how well it satisfies a burger craving in a more veggie-forward way. Thanks for this Ashlea! I will make it again.

  4. Made this using ground turkey. I was surprised at how much flavor this has. It’s definitely going into the rotation!

  5. This recipe is so easy and so good! It took all of 20 minutes. We made it with ground turkey and couldn’t believe how flavorful it was. To quote my husband: “These bowls have no business being that good.”

    • Hi, Karen! I’ve done that and it’s delicious as well. I usually use whole milk Greek yogurt. Hope that helps!

  6. Husband approved recipe! This was delicious! The seasoning pairings for the beef were great! I was eating the meat by itself, it was so good! That special sauce is a major key!

  7. My boyfriend said “the sauce is better than thousand island dressing.” These are the best lunch salads that don’t get boring!

  8. This was so easy to put together because almost everything can be prepped ahead of time! It’s also absolutely amazing taste-wise.

  9. I make this all the time so I figured it’s about time I leave a review to let you know how much we love this recipe! Quick, easy, healthy, and my husband loves it just as much as I do, which is a big plus!

  10. Ashley does it again! Another simple weeknight dinner added to our rotation. Served with some roasted sweet potatoes. Thank you!

  11. Hi I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. What could I substitute for the Dill relish in the special sauce? I live in Australia and we don’t have this readily available on the supermarket shelf. If I just processed some Dill cucmbers would that be OK? Many thanks 🙂

  12. My kids love these! The sauce is a must, I usually double because everyone likes to dip their fries in it too.

  13. I made this and it was sooooo good! The special sauce was amazing. Everything was spot on with lots of flavor. Satisfying meal for my whole family.

  14. This is one of my favorite go to meals for both lunch or dinner. The special sauce absolutely makes it!! It’s e wry thing you love in a burger without the bun or messy “protein style” lettuce wrapped burger!! I’m a big fan!

  15. This was so yummy. I added more mustard and ketchup to “hide” more of the mayo taste. This was so good. My husband loved the pickle taste and I think the pickle in the cause is needed to make the dish well rounded! We will make this again!

  16. I’ve tried other burger in a bowl recipes, but this one is the best! And it’s because of the Special Sauce! So good!

  17. Another favorite of mine – served with a crescent roll on the side. The sauce is what really makes this dish..SO good!

  18. This recipe is a favorite at our house. My husband, 12 and 10 year old cheer when I tell them we are having it. Thank you Ashlea for such an amazing recipe!!

  19. I’ve made this recipe several times now and it always comes out better than the last. I highly recommend and don’t change a thing. The recipe is perfect as it is!!

  20. Absolute winner! Super easy to whip up and customizable to everyone’s taste. On repeat over here. Thanks for the recipe💛

    • I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Nikki! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  21. OMG. I’m not going to lie, I’m getting real sick of “low carb” recipes. I find a lot are boring and lack flavor and definitely don’t satisfy the craving. This one does. I wanted a cheeseburger and this recipe delivered. I subbed bread and butter pickle juice but used the new TJ’s dill pickle mustard for the sauce. Turned out amazing. It was filling and delicious and it will be added to my regular rotation! Another easy recipe winner from Ashlea!

    • Yay! I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Erin! I’ll have to try the dill pickle mustard! Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Lynn! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

    • I”m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Kylie! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  22. An absolute family favorite! So delicious and easy to make. And the sauce is gold! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Yay! Happy to hear that, Melody! So glad everyone loved the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Super easy and delicious! Made a delicious dinner that was easy to customize for the whole family 🙂

  24. The sauce makes this recipe! Love the whole thing, but that sauce…I may make that to put on regular burgers too! Delicious, thanks so much for this recipe!

    • You’re so welcome, Deena! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  25. So yummy and satisfying! I added romaine, pickles and grilled onions and served with some leftover roasted sweet potatoes. Definitely making this again!

    • The addition of the sweet potatoes sounds wonderful, Robin! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Love this recipe! So much lighter than a burger. The sauce is so good 🔥🔥🔥

    • I’m so glad you liked it, Kendall! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  27. So good!! I served over roasted potatoes. Love that the sauce tastes so similar to big Mac sauce without all the garbage. Thanks for the recipe ❤️

    • You’re so welcome, Emily! So happy you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Excellent recipe! I honestly enjoy these more than a burger on a bun because I can fill it with more toppings. My favorite add ins are roasted beets, pickled onions, and avocado chunks. Fantastic sauce! Also amazing with cajun sweet potato oven fries. Thank you!

    • Cajun sweet potato fries sound amazing! I’m so glad you loved the recipe, Kristy! Thanks for sharing!!

  29. So yummy! To make it easier I used frozen burger patties. Melted cheese on top and added sautéed mushrooms. The special sauce is so good especially with the dill. Easy to make salad bowls for me and burgers with bread buns for my partner.

    • I’m so happy you made this recipe work for you, Eunice! This idea is so smart! Thanks for sharing!

  30. This recipe is on repeat in my house. It’s SO good and perfect as written.

    • I’m so glad this has become a regular favorite for y’all, Amanda! Thank you for sharing!

  31. Omg, this was so good! That sauce is amazing. This paired with some oven baked fries was the best dinner.

    • I’m so glad this has become a regular favorite for you, Erin! Thank you for sharing!

  32. Loved how quick this recipe came together, perfect for a busy weeknight! Can we talk about that sauce though? So good, I could eat it by itself straight out of the bowl!

    • Haha! It’s so good! I’m glad you loved it, Danielle! Thank you for sharing!

  33. My husband and I have now cooked and enjoyed this multiple times! It’s so good! Healthy, tasty, and fills you up.

  34. So fast to make. And it’s delicious and full of flavor! Our whole family loves it!!!

    • Yay! I’m so glad this has become a family favorite! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Jessica!

  35. A quick, easy, and delicious dinner (or lunch) option. I love how versatile this recipe. I modified a bit by cooking ground turkey with sliced up sweet onions since I don’t care for raw onion. I also added a ton of veggies to the bowl (peppers, cucumber, shredded carrot, pickles, and grape tomatoes), If I had olives and avocado on hand I would have tossed those in two. I opted to sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top of the meat/onion mix and also served with a slice of toasted rustic bread but I could def leave the bread out next time and still be satisfied. this will definitely be made again, and I may try it with meatless crumbles for a vegetarian version.

    • That sounds so good, Sara! I’m so happy you made this recipe work for you. Thanks for sharing!

  36. This dish is now a weekly request from my husband! We love it and the special sauce is so delish!

  37. I made this for a last minute dinner, and it will be a definite weekly repeat! The sauce is amazing, it really brings the whole burger bowl together.

  38. I LOVE this recipe!!! I’ve made this twice for my mom and my brother and both times they (and I) drooled over it. So good. I am making it again tonight because it is such a hit. Thanks for making this recipe, because it’s super quick, healthy, and still a yummy burger flavour that just hits the spot. NOM.

  39. So good and so easy! The special sauce really brings it all together. I added some chopped red and yellow bell peppers and drained and rinsed black beans. I had it all week for my lunch and it was perfect. Thank you for the great recipe!

    • You’re so welcome, Brittney! The addition of the peppers and black beans sounds wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  40. This is my new favorite! I usually opt for a mexican / burrito bowl if i’m putting together a bowl, but this is going to be my new go-to! We stuck with mayo as the sauce base, but after reading a comment below I think I’ll try the greek yogurt / mayo mix. Added your pickled onions to this as well – YUM! I love the simplicity of your ingredients – I don’t feel like I need to buy out the paleo aisle at Whole Foods before making anything and you offer great topping / meat alternatives – thank you!!

    • You’re so welcome, Ashley! I’m so happy you’re going to make this recipe work for you! Thank you for sharing!

  41. This is so good! My husband is very against bullets burgers (lol) but we both love this when we want that burger fix.

  42. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! Healthier version of a greasy burger. I actually used 3T greek yogurt and 1/2T of Mayo to make the special sauce. Didn’t miss the extra Mayo and cut a few calories!! Had this 2 nights in a row. Thanks so much for sharing!

  43. This was absolutely delicious- and so easy to make (and use whatever is on hand / customize). Seriously such a great meal that isn’t too heavy.

  44. Definitely a winner. A great spin on a protein-style/lettuce-wrapped burger with less mess! The sauce was a perfect balance, and no one missed the buns. When I’m craving a big juicy burger, this is my new go-to!

  45. I had been eyeing this recipe for a while and finally bought all the ingredients to make it tonight (adding some avocado as well) and this was such a great dinner! Loved the sauce, the extra dill flavor and the idea is just genius, for those of us who prefer no buns! Love it!

    • Hi, Nicki! I like dill pickle juice but you could really use either and I’m sure it would be fine. Hope that helps!

  46. Easy and delicious! I will 100% make this for food prep. Put the meat in mini containers by serving so I can heat it up and throw it on a salad quick. The sauce was so good too!

  47. This is a family favorite in our house! I have to double everything up, bc my kids actually have seconds. We used Beyond Meat last time we made it and it was awesome. And we always add lots of random veggies we have on hand.

    • This has become our Monday night standby. It’s so easy and just takes one stress out of the day. I also make 4x batches of sauce and seasoning to get us through the month. Thank you for making Mondays easier! Also, we’ve now used ground turkey and it’s just as delicious!

      • I’m so happy you’ve made this recipe work for you and that it’s become a staple for y’all! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Mary!

  48. I love this so much!!! The special sauce is amazing and I use it with regular burgers as well. I love having this for lunch I feel full and healthy

  49. This recipe is super easy to make! It’s very delicious and one that I’ve made several times. It’s also easily customizable. You can have a different burger bowl every time. Definitely a must try!

  50. This is the very first recipe I made from your site and wow wow wow. I love to keep it handy for when I crave a tangy picky burger but want something healthier and more nutritious. I usually keep these ingredients on hand so it’s a great last minute meal, and it keeps well if you wanted to prep it in advance.

  51. Quick and delicious! Love this healthier option to eating a burger. Can’t wait to make this again!

  52. Our new family favorite! Everyone could add what they wanted. Even my teenage son ate it, which was amazing considering he doesn’t eat salads! I will define adding this to my rotation. Thank you!

  53. I found this blog over the summer and have made this recipe countless times since. It has become a weeknight staple. I love that unlike other blogs, not only does this recipe say that it’s quick to make, but it is actually quick and easy to make. Plus, I pretty much always have all the ingredients on hand so I don’t have to plan ahead, and the special sauce is to die for! I always make extra!

  54. THESE ARE EXCELLENT. My husband is not normally a fan of ground beef (too much hamburger helper as a kid!) and this is a favorite for him too. We have made multiple times and enjoyed every bite. Thanks for an excellent recipe, Ashlea!

  55. This is a weeknight staple in my house! All the flavors of your favorite cheeseburger but so much healthier than eating it on a roll. Quick, easy, delicious.

  56. This recipe did not disappoint! My mom is diabetic and has been struggling with her levels lately. She loves a good burger. I made this for her and it hit the spot! Easily customizable and of course I added bacon.

  57. I cannot recommend this recipe enough! It’s such a great and easy go to recipe on a busy night. My husband loves it when I make it.

  58. I made this for my husband and me thinking we’d have leftovers for lunch the next day..and we did not! I almost wish I had doubled the recipe because now I have to go to the store to get more ingredients to make it again…in the same week! So fun and really yummy.

  59. We absolutely love this salad! It’s in our weekly rotations and a ton of my friends have made it as well who absolutely love this! Such a great healthy twist on a true classic!

  60. I have been craving a burger and this was the perfect healthy alternative. I could (and did!) eat the special sauce with a spoon!!

  61. Perfect recipe, and really fast and easy to do. I’ve made this several times since discovering your web site this summer, and each time it’s wonderful. Definitely in my regular rotation. The meat is so flavorful, and I love how there’s so much room for customizing the bowls to individual tastes.

  62. Game changer! I found this recipe early in summer, and I make it multiple times per month! It’s easy and satisfying. Now it’s becoming a game day favorite.

  63. My husband and I LOVE this recipe! Such an easy week night dinner with leftovers for lunch the next day! I even convinced him on multiple occasions to have this salad instead of regular burger, and each time he admits that it hit the burger craving perfectly! Great recipe, in our week night rotation!

  64. Love, love, looooove this! All the best parts of a burger and hits the spot when craving a burger.

  65. The best whole30 meal I’ve ever made! All of Ashlea’s recipes are easy to make but so full of flavor! I’ve tried so many and every one of them is a keeper ❤️

  66. Not sure what I can say that has been said – but this was AMAZING!

    The recipe is super easy to make, and the sauce. Can one drink it, asking for a friend? I also love that you could easily swap ground beef for turkey to make it a little lighter.]

    I will keep this in rotation for sure!

  67. This is one of our favorite recipes! We have it every other week and we make the special sauce any time we have oven fries. We have a different comb of “toppings” every time. The possibilities are endless. So easy and super tasty. I’ve made it with turkey and beef. Prefer beef, but both were delicious. This helped us survive two Whole30s at the beginning of the quarantine.

  68. This recipe is the!
    So yummy. So easy.
    Hubby loved it.
    Will definitely go in the rotation!!

  69. This is one of my favorite recipes and has become a regular in my meal prep rotation! I absolutely love adding a little bit of Sriracha to the sauce recipe for an added kick!

  70. This burger bowl has become a regular dish in our house – it’s so simple to whip up and SO DELICIOUS! The special sauce takes it to the next level, and it 1000% fills my craving for a burger. Absolutely a must-try!

  71. Hi!

    Made this tonight for dinner and everyone loved it! Followed the directions exactly as written with each person doing the favorite burger fixin’s. This is definitely be on the regular rotation menu for summer!

    Thanks for another great recipe!!

  72. We had these bowls for dinner tonight and loved them! We all agreed that the sauce tastes like the fry sauce at our favorite burger place, and my kids asked me to make this recipe again! Score! Thanks for a great and healthy recipe!

    • Yay! You know it’s a win when the kids love it! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Coby!

  73. This recipe is quickly becoming a weekly staple in our household! Can’t get enough of that burger sauce… I could ‘put that sh*t on everything’!

  74. Yum! Super easy, delicious and filling! I didn’t miss the burger buns at all. Great recipe!

  75. So delicious! This special sauce is out of this world and will become a regular in my house!

  76. Made this at the beginning of the week to have for lunch all week. It was sooo good! The special sauce was the highlight for sure. This one’s a keeper!

  77. So easy and delicious! I like to use this at the end of the week so all my toppings are delicious leftovers! Love the extra suggestions!

    • Such a great idea, Molly! What a great way to cut down on food waste, too! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It’s so appreciated!

  78. Made this one day when the hamburger buns I bought happened to be moldy. This was AMAZING. The recipe is written in a way that made me confident that I could do some substitutes or leave somethings out and still have it be good. This was important because I was making this in a pinch so flexibility was key. I may never go back to eating a burger the classic way again. Such a great recipe!

    • I’m so happy you loved the recipe, Amy! thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review!

  79. This recipe will get you through your whole30!! We’ve kept it on the menu even past whole30 because it’s so yummy and filling!

  80. Made this tonight and served over greens with carrot fries and roasted Brussels. Epic dinner. Will be having this often for sure!

  81. This bowl is so good, so easy, so versatile! Definitely adding this to our regular meal prep rotation. Thank you Ashlea!

  82. My husband and I loved this recipe – especially the special sauce! I really liked that we got the taste of a burger while keeping it healthier!

  83. Quick, easy, had all the ingredients on hand – subbed beef for turkey. Even the kids loved it and said it was a “keeper”!

  84. These were amazing! Served with a side of fries and even my kids loved it 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe!

  85. This recipe was excellent! I made it ahead of time to take with us camping- it traveled and stored well in the cooler and heated up easily once we were there. It was absolutely delicious. My husband loved it- and he is usually not one to try recipes that would change up his typical burger. This will definitely be a keeper recipe that gets added to our normal menu rotation! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  86. This was amazing! Great for the keto diet but felt like I was eating a Big Mac. Will make again for sure! Thank you!

  87. This recipe was so good and so easy to make! I love the fact that is still burgers but just with more lettuce 🙂 The sauce is so on point and a really great addition to the dish besides your plain ketchup or mustard. Will be using that sauce for a lot more things! Can’t wait to make this a regular meal!

  88. I LOVE all of Ashleas recipes! This is the second one iv’e made this week alone. It was SUPER easy, fast and simple to make. My husband was obsessed with the special sauce. It definitely completes this meal. Thanks Ashlea!

    • You’re so welcome, Ashley! I’m so glad you love the recipe! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. -xo

  89. I’ve made this recipe a few times now – it’s so fast, easy and GOOD. I love being able to mix up the toppings to use what I have on hand. The dressing will make anything work!!

  90. This is the first recipe I’ve made from All the Healthy Things and it was amazing! Super quick and easy to make, and the sauce is delicious! I’ve already made the sauce again as a dip for sweet potato fries. I’ll definitely be making this meal often this summer!

  91. Made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was great! As the name suggests, tastes like a burger in a bowl. I will definitely make it again. Thank you!

  92. I made this for dinner, we all loved it. I think next time I’ll double the special sauce since it was so good. My picky teenagers loved it and asked for seconds. I will definitely be making this again!

  93. This was my 1st All the Healthy Things recipe, and I’m a fan! This was so easy to make and delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

  94. This is such an awesome idea! Delicious and easy to make…just the kind of recipe I need on these hot summer days!

  95. This was so good! Easy to make and all the flavors of a burger in a lighter version.

    Will definitely be adding this to my rotation of staple meals.

  96. Why have I never thought to do this before? Thanks Ashlea for this awesome recipe! It is SO dang good and simple…will definitely be making it again and again

  97. This salad is just as easy to prepare as it is delicious! I looked up at my husband last night and said, omg it’s so good I don’t even miss the hamburger bun. Meanwhile, he was *this close* to licking his plate bc the special sauce is THAT GOOD. Thanks for such a simple, flexible and delicious recipe!

  98. YUM! This was super flavorful and very easy to cook up after a busy Monday! We loved the special sauce so much and this really snuck in extra greens 🙂 this was my first recipe of yours and I can’t wait to try more!

  99. I tried this the other night, and let me tell you…has to be one of the top 3 salads I’ve had in my LIFE. Seriously SO TASTY. I’m not an onion eater, so I thru on some wildbrine sauerkraut in addition to tomatoes, pickles, and some leftover breakfast potatoes for kicks. Topped with a cut up burger and the special sauce…this was one delicious salad that I will be making on the reg. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • You’re so welcome, Catie! So happy to hear you loved it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. -xo

  100. I love different types of bowls and it did not cross my mind to do a burger bowl until following All the Healthy Things. So delicious!! The sauce was my favorite part!

  101. Loved this recipe! I grilled my onions and it reminded me of In & Out Burger protein style! Love it. 🙂

  102. We made this the other night and inhaled it so quickly we forgot to take pictures. We aren’t currently strictly paleo (or Whole30), but this was delicious enough to completely satisfy our burger cravings! The beef seasonings were delicious (better than some burgers we’ve had), and the special sauce… Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! And it came together SO quickly! This will be a regular week-night staple. It would be easy to turn this into a “grilled chicken [sandwich] bowl” or something similar—the sauce makes it. Can’t wait to make it again!

  103. My husband made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Didn’t miss the bun at all. Thanks you!

  104. Made these the other night and will definitely be making again! I made mine as a burger since my fiance wasn’t sure if he’d like it over salad. Next time he said he’s excited to try as the “burger bowl”!

  105. These burger bowls are SO good! The meat is tasty and we loved the sauce. Will definitely be a regular meal throughout the summer! I added sliced avocado to it as well.

  106. Love this recipe!! New go-to salad for the summer! Usually salads aren’t “filling”, but this is so satisfying!

  107. This salad is AMAZING! So fresh and SO flavorful!! My husband is obsessed. Adding this to our summer dinner rotation ASAP!

  108. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I already can’t wait to make it again. I don’t think I ever need a real burger again after finding this recipe!

  109. I’m doing Whole 30 and we had this for dinner tonight. It was amazing. I’m looking forward to making this ASAP along with trying your other recipes 🙂

  110. I am doing my first official Whole30 and am on day 8. I made this burger bowl tonight with the secret sauce and I’m suddenly not feeling overwhelmed about the next 22 days. This was absolutely delicious and a go-to (whole30 or not) from here on out. I can’t wait to dig into your other whole30 recipes. Thank you!

  111. This burger salad is BOMB! Comes together in under 15 minutes INCLUDING a special sauce which is amazing! Definitely my new burger salad recipe!

  112. Love this burger bowl! The special sauce is fantastic, I scraped every last bit into my bowl and licked the spoon! This recipe will be on repeat in my weekly meal plans all summer.

  113. On day 26 of 30 of my Whole30 and I think I’ve made these burger bowls at least 8 times. Burger patties instead of ground beef work well if you’re in a pinch. The protein options are endless! I have a jar of secret sauce in my fridge at all times now!

  114. Oh my goodness! We’ve been doing low carb for years and never thought of burger bowls. I think our diet has just changed for the better!!

  115. This was delicious! I used ground turkey that I had on hand and some homemade refrigerator pickles. I’ll definitely make this again.

  116. Absolutely LOVED this recipe! I love how it is so simple to make but the flavors from all the seasoning and the burger sauce just really brings it all together. Such a healthier alternative when I’m craving fast food burgers!

  117. This recipe is the best! Burger bowls have become a favorite among my husband and I. It is so easy and you can truly use whatever you have on hand. So versatile and so tasty!

  118. My husband and kids love these! A great way to use summer greens and the sauce is AMAZING! So full of flavor and perfect for lunch 🙂

  119. This was so delicious, especially the special sauce! I added some banana peppers and they were 🌶👌🏼. Thanks for the inspiration – would never have thought to make a burger bowl if I hadn’t seen it on your lovely Instagram account.

    • The sauce for these bowls is AMAZING! Loved how flexible this recipe was and that I could throw whatever I was feeling into the bowl. I served this with a side of sweet potato fries and it was just the perfect meal. Adding this to our weekly rotation!

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