Close-up of Bacon Cheeseburger Salad, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 32.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
The Drummonds love bacon cheeseburgers, so Ree has taken all the elements of this favorite dish and created a salad. The lettuce and tomatoes are the base of the salad, next come whole mini cheeseburgers, then croutons made from sesame buns make a fabulous crunchy topping.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss the cubed buns in a medium bowl with the melted butter, then place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until toasted, about 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill on medium heat.
  4. Stir together the beef, Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until combined. Make into 12 patties.
  5. Place the patties on the grill, in batches if necessary, and cook until browned on the first side, about 2 minutes. Flip and top each with a quarter slice of cheese, then cook for 2 minutes more.
  6. Meanwhile, roughly chop the lettuce. Place in a large bowl along with most of the pickles, most of the tomatoes and most of the red onion, reserving the leftovers for garnish. Drizzle with the pickle juice and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat.
  7. Just before serving, top the salad with the burger patties, croutons and bacon, plus the remaining pickles, tomatoes and red onion. Drizzle with Thousand Island dressing.