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