Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad

Pampered Chef


  • • 4 sesame seed hamburger bun tops
  • • 1 small red onion, divided
  • • 2 plum tomatoes
  • • 3/4 lb. 95% lean ground beef
  • • 1/2 cup finely diced dill pickles
  • • 3/4-cup ketchup
  • • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • • ARIZONA GUNSLINGER SMOKIN' HOT RED PEPPER SAUCE - add to the desired spiciness
  • • 8 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
  • • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Slice bun tops into 1/4-in. strips (if bun tops are very thick, slice bottoms off horizontally before slicing into strips).  Arrange in a single layer on a large baking pan; bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted.  Let cool completely.
  3. Cut onion in half crosswise.  Slice half of the onion crosswise into thin rings.
  4. Cut tomatoes into quarters lengthwise and slice crosswise.  Set onion and tomatoes aside.
  5. Cook ground beef in (8-in.) saute pan over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles.  Meanwhile, chop remaining onion half using a food chopper.
  6. Finely dice pickles.
  7. In a bowl, combine chopped onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard and ARIZONA GUNSLINGER SMOKIN' HOT RED PEPPER SAUCE.
  8. Add cooked beef and mix well.
  9. To serve, arrange lettuce on large serving platter.  Spoon beef mixture over lettuce. Top with cheese, tomatoes and sliced onion.  Arrange hamburger bun croutons around edge of platter.
  10. Serve while hot.