Mushroom Bacon Blue Burger Salads with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette.
Posted in How Sweet Eats
March 18, 2022

Mushroom Bacon Blue Burger Salads with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette.

This mushroom bacon burger salad is so satisfying and ridiculously delicious. Sautéed mushrooms and onions, gorgonzola cheese, crispy bacon and a warm dijon mustard vinaigrette. YUM.

Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with burger salads!

mushroom bacon burger salads with warm dijon vinaigrette

Burgers and salads, yes. Burgers turned into salads? Even better.

ground beef with ketchup and mustard

One of my all-time favorite recipes on the blog is my cheeseburger salad. It’s one of yours too! It’s so satisfying and just overall very delicious. Plus, it has a pickle vinaigrette that is out of this world. 

I don’t know why I never thought about cheeseburger salad earlier in life, but I was definitely missing out. 

It has all the goodness of a burger, just in a big bowl without the bun. If the bun is your favorite opart, you could always use croutons. Easy as that. 

spring greens with burger and gorgonzola

One of the main reasons I love a burger salad is because I don’t love super thick burgers. You know? I do love very thin smash-burger patties. Like LOVE them. But super thick burgers are not for me. So to ensure that I get all the burger-y things I love in one bowl, I crumble up the burger and add all the toppings. 

In this case, a bacon blue burger salad.

So I’ve wanted to make a bacon blue burger salad for ages. Think caramelized onions and mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, crunchy bacon – the works. It’s definitely indulgent and incredible, but you can take a few liberties when making it to fit your needs. There is no real recipe!

P.S. if you’re not a blue cheese fan, I highly suggest some swiss cheese here! Or gruyere. YESSSS. 

mushroom bacon burger salads with warm dijon vinaigrette

My original cheeseburger salad is a chopped salad. That is my favorite variety of salad, and you can certainly chop this one all up! 

For this burger salad, I brown the ground beef (or turkey!) and stir in some ketchup and mustard. I do this in all my burger recipes and promise it is KEY!! to the perfect burger-ish flavor.

Then I sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic. I usually cook the bacon in a separate skillet, just to make both things happen quickly!

Next, it’s time to layer. I like a bunch of spring greens and baby spinach. Layer on the crumbled ground beef, the mushrooms and onions, the gorgonzola and bacon. I love to use cherry tomatoes and scallions for extra pops of flavor.

Finally, the dressing!

For me, the best part is the dijon vinaigrette. We know I’m a mustard girl through and through. The dijon dressing is just the perfect complement to all the burger flavors, with enough tart and briney flavor to offset the bacon and gorgonzola. I love serving it warm, like a hot bacon dressing or my hot ginger dressing, because it really adds something special to the salad. (more…)

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Jessica March 18, 2022 at 04:02PM

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