Cheeseburger Salad

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It's a cheeseburger that's good for you because it's a salad!

I mean, salad is ok, but it's not very filling.  Cheeseburgers are good, but they're not very healthy.  What's a person to do?!  The answer, once considered, is obvious.  Marry the best of both worlds with this ultimate cheeseburger salad - the best thing to happen to salad since croutons and Baco-s* bacon bits.

This recipe came about as a result of creating the Hamburger guide.  I was joking with Randofo about what I could contribute to it, and decided on a cheeseburger salad.  Not a salad with cheese and hamburger, a la taco salad, but a salad with tiny islands of crouton-like cheeeburgers. 

I did not know Rachel Ray had done it first.  She is obviously a genius, and I'm pleased that we have the same ideas about food.  But there's nothing as frustrating as finding out your idea was scooped. . . two years before you thought of it.

My recipe was only slightly different, but this is my Instructable, so you're getting that one, and I hope you enjoy the technique pictures that Rachel Ray obviously does not love you enough to provide.

*Bacon bits would take this salad to the extreme, and I can't believe I didn't think about it until now.  Bacon Cheeseburger Salad, please. Yes, thank you.

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ghicken4 years ago
turned out great, even without the cheese!
scoochmaroo (author)  ghicken4 years ago
That is crazy.  How did it go over?
better than expected (:
(its great to see so much salad in that BTW schoch!)
wow hamburger salad!
i love homemade hamburgers so this must be great
(hamburger is Australian, etc for cheeseburger! LOL)
DaPope4 years ago
I've started doing this as a healthy alternative, it definitely gives you the great taste of a burger plus instead of feeling fat and guilty afterward you feel full and know you ate a bunch of veggies as well!
Reki3 DaPope4 years ago
Uh, It's actually worse than just eating a cheeseburger. It is an extremely common misconception that eating a salad or drinking a diet soda makes everything healthy, when, in fact, it makes everything much worse.
ehudwill Reki33 years ago
Just curious, How does it make everything much worse?
I'm a vegetarian, but I know my friends and family would love this! I'll make it, but in my portion, I'll sub out mini-homemade veggie patties. This sounds so freaking awesome!
kingotho4 years ago
Awesome. Well done. Bravo.
blahlol4 years ago
looks delicious :] it looks good enough to eat in the pictures
adrian2564 years ago
well, don't mind me, I'm just looking at the pictures and drooling...lool
ExpatCucina4 years ago
Insanely good!
scoochmaroo (author)  ExpatCucina4 years ago
What a compliment, from someone who knows her food!!
cheeseburger cheeseburger cheeseburger
This is one of the most horrifying and intriguing salads I've heard of.
scoochmaroo (author)  AngryRedhead4 years ago
And there's only one thing to accompany this:
What wine would you pair with that scrumptious meal?
scoochmaroo (author)  AngryRedhead4 years ago
I would suggest a dandelion wine, or anything by Boone's Farm.
FrozenStar4 years ago
That's awesome!

Now if only they had their own mini buns stuck to them with the cheese...
looks great! i need some
onefootout4 years ago
First we have a cheeseburger soup, now this?!   Awesome, can't wait to try this. 
scoochmaroo (author)  onefootout4 years ago
I'm considering making a pizza salad in a similar fashion.
DVOJeff4 years ago
I can't wait to add this to my Cook'n Recipe Organizer!
McMoogie4 years ago
 Make it REALLY healthy - use veggie meatballs instead!  Easier to make too.  Trader Joe's makes some delicious meatless meatballs but if you don't have a TJ's nearby, Yves makes some or else Google veggie or meatless meatbals & you'll find lots of recipes.
nickodemus4 years ago
Awesome. I've made taco salad before, but I need to try this next. The only thing better would be a cheeseburger smoothie. Wait. No that would be disgusting.
AwajiMan4 years ago
"Salad for dinner."

"I can has cheezburger?"

~Aeronous~4 years ago
LOL this is ridicoulous!
DngrDave4 years ago
I can see this getting me to eat a vegetable!
mikeasaurus4 years ago
mmm looks tasty, they're like mini burgers in your salad!
Rreminds me of that errant cheeseburger that always breaks apart on my grill when bbq'ing, then forced to eat before anyone notices.

Needs more bacon! :)