I have a burger problem. And by that I don’t mean I eat too many burgers, but that I have a problem with my burgers. You see, I’m a serial pile-too-much-on-my-burger person. I like me some flavor and crunch, so with all the veg I try to stack on my burger, I end up creating a colossal tower that is almost impossible to consume without a fork, a knife, and a prayer. So how did I fix my conundrum? The hamburger chopped salad. It’s ALL the goodness of a burger, chopped and mixed into a bowl so I can enjoy all the flavor and crunch I want, minus the bun, the mess, and the achy jaw.
The concept is super simple: take all of your burger ingredients minus the bun, chop everything into bite-sized pieces, and mix in a bowl with your desired condiments. That’s really all there is to it. But for kicks, here is the recipe I tend to use. I love the flavor combo of the pickles and mustard and onions mellowed out by the tomatoes, ketchup, and savory burger. And let’s not forget that romaine hearts have one of the best ‘crunches’ of all greens. It’s a masterpiece, really.
- One hamburger patty, chopped into bite-sized pieces (pictured: one H-E-B jalapeno cheddar patty)
- One half romaine heart, chopped
- 1/4 small white onion, diced
- 1 medium dill pickle, diced
- 1/2 roma tomato, diced
- 1 squeeze plain yellow mustard
- 1 squeeze ketchup
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to evenly coat with your condiments
Would you try a hamburger chopped salad at your next BBQ?
Let me know in the comments below!