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Cheeseburger Bowl

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Just what it sounds like, this homage to the cheeseburger is easy to make and healthier than the original (but just as tasty). You can swap in ground chicken, turkey, or even pork if you prefer. Add some hot sauce or chipotle in adobo to the special sauce to give it a kick. We give instructions for meal prepping but you can store and serve however you prefer.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked extra lean ground beef 96 % lean 4% fat

1 pound(s)


1 small, finely chopped

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s)

Chopped romaine lettuce

6 cup(s)

Plum tomato

4 medium, diced

Kosher dill pickle sandwich slices

12 slice(s)

Reduced-fat cheddar cheese

8 tbsp(s), shredded


1 tbsp(s)

Light mayonnaise

2 tbsp(s)


1½ tsp(s)

Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp(s)

Minced onion

1 tbsp(s)

Unsweetened dill pickle

2 tbsp(s), chopped


  1. Coat large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high. Add beef, onion, and salt and cook, breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until beef is cooked through and no longer pink, 7 to 9 minutes. Let cool. Set aside or divide beef mixture among 4 small microwavable storage containers.
  2. Place 1½ cups lettuce each in 4 medium bowls or storage containers. Top each bowl with 1 chopped tomato, 3 pickle slices, 2 tbsp cheese, and red onion (if using).
  3. In small bowl, stir ingredients for special sauce: ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, and chopped pickles. Set aside, or divide sauce among 4 small baggies or storage containers.
  4. Pack beef containers with lettuce containers and special sauce and refrigerate. Before serving, heat beef and place on top of salad. Serve with special sauce.
  5. Serving size: 1 bowl (about 2 cups)