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Burger Bowls Are a Flavorful and Filling All-in-1 Meal! See the Easy TikTok Recipe

These protein-rich bowls have all of the delicious flavors of a burger without the mess!

Ever wondered if a mess-free burger exists? Well, it does — sort of. Burger bowls are a viral food trend that serves the sandwich’s ingredients in a bowl rather than a bun. You get a taste of ground beef, tomatoes and other mix-ins in each bite without worrying if it will spill everywhere. Even better, these bowls are full of hearty protein to fill you up. Here’s how to make burger bowls as a fun and feel-good meal option!

What is a burger bowl?

Call it a burger bowl or salad, this dish is loaded with all the sandwich ingredients you could imagine. Popular ingredients in these bowls include ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, burger sauce and even fries. There’s no bun in sight, so you’ll be enjoying those savory and tangy flavors by the forkful.

The feel-good perks of burger bowls

These bowls are not only simple to make, but they can be healthier than an actual burger. A burger bowl contains around 416 calories and 35 grams of protein. Meanwhile, a double cheeseburger burger with toppings clocks in at 450 calories and 25 grams of protein. Lower calories and more protein is a win-win for keeping you fuller longer and aiding weight loss. So, it’s worth making them at home to savor all the yummy flavors and potential health benefits. (Learn how eating burger salads helps women, especially those on the Eat Like a Bear diet, lose weight.)

How to make burger bowls

This recipe from @ErinLivesWhole showcases an easy method for whipping up these filling bowls. It combines the ingredients for the base with a homemade burger sauce. This creates an all-in-one dish bursting with rich, tangy and creamy flavors. While the original recipe uses sweet potatoes for the fries, russet or Yukon gold potatoes work fine too. Also, you can reduce the dish’s fat content by substituting ground turkey or chicken for beef. It’s truly a simple and hunger-satisfying dinnertime delight!

Burger Bowls


homemade burger bowls!! 🍔 with big mac sauce. you gotta try these, i have a feeling they will be on repeat like they are at our house 💫 * 2 tbsp olive oil * 1 small yellow onion, diced * 1lb ground beef * 10 oz romaine lettuce, chopped * 3 roma tomatoes, diced * 1 cup pickles, diced if desired * 1 cup cheese Sweet Potatoes: * 2 sweet potatoes * 2 tbsp oil * 1/2 tsp salt Sauce: * 1/3 cup mayonnaise * 2 tbsp ketchup * 1 tbsp mustard * 1 tbsp pickle juice * 1 tsp worcestershire sauce * 1/4 tsp smoked paprika * 1/4 tsp onion powder * 1/4 tsp garlic powder   1. Preheat oven to 425F and line with parchment paper. Cut sweet potatoes into small strips and toss with olive oil and salt. Lay flat on baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, tossing occasionally. 2. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add in diced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until just softening. Add in ground beef, break apart, and cook until no longer pink. 3. In three large bowls, divide lettuce evenly, then add meat and onions evenly amongst the lettuce, repeating this process with the tomatoes, pickles, and cheese. 4. In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. 5. Add sweet potatoes to each bowl. Then drizzle sauce evenly all over bowls. Enjoy! #burgerbowl #burgerlover #cheeseburgers #cookingtiktok #healthydinners #healthydinnerideas #todayfood #eathealthybehappy #eathealthyfood #foodshare #foodblogger #cookingwithlove

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  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 10 oz. romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup pickles, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  • 2 medium russet, Yukon gold or sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. mustard
  • 1 Tbs. pickle juice from the jar
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder


  • Yield: 3 servings
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. For fries: Cut potatoes into ¼- to ½-inch-thick sticks and place in medium bowl. Toss potatoes in olive oil and salt. Place coated potatoes in single layer on baking sheet.
  3. Bake 40 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until tender and golden brown. Once baked, remove from oven and cool on baking sheet or on wire rack.
  4. For beef: Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and cook 2 to 3 minutes until it’s just softened. Add ground beef to skillet and break apart. Cook until no longer pink, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. For sauce: In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  6. To assemble: Divide lettuce evenly amongst 3 large bowls. Top with meat, onions tomatoes, pickles, cheese and fries. Drizzle desired amount of sauce over each bowl. Enjoy!

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