Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Because I’m not supposed to have carbs, this is one of the meals that I have when I make Bacon Cheeseburgers for my guys.  It’s so yummy that I always go back for seconds.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

What I use:

Salad Mix, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Garbanzo Beans, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese and Hamburger.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

First, I cook the hamburgers.  (I use water to cook them because the meat is so lean & cooking with water seems to pull any fat away from the meat)

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Once the hamburgers are done, I add cheese to the burgers that I’m making for my hubby & son.  Mine are kept separate with no cheese.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

I put them on buns & top them with bacon.  Guy’s burgers done.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

There are even left-overs to pack in lunches.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

On to my dinner. The first thing that I do is put the left-over bacon in a Ziploc bag.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Then I ‘scrub’ the bag, just like I’d be scrubbing a stain out of clothing.  It breaks up the bacon in tiny pieces.  The more you ‘scrub’ the smaller the pieces become.  (and your hands don’t get greasy)

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Then I take one of the naked hamburgers, cut it into squares & then mash it with a fork until the pieces are tiny.

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Next, I cut up the tomatoes, cucumbers & rinse & drain the garbanzo beans.  Time to assemble!

I like my salads in layers, so I  start with a bed of the Salad Mix

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Add the tomatoes, then cucumbers:

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Then the Garbanzo Bean & Crumbled hamburger:

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Finish up with the Bacon & Cheddar Cheese:

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Top it off with your dressing of choice.  Mine is always Cucumber Ranch.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad for dinner!

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Thought I’d share a little tip that I learned from a friend who is a vegetarian.  If you put a paper towel in the bottom of your container when storing your salad mix, it lasts longer.

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Left over ingredients are all ready for another salad!

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

And what did I do with the other naked hamburger?  This is a normal dinner for me.  Bacon topped plain hamburger & green beans on the side.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Hope you try this salad.  It’s so good.

Happy Creating everyone!