• Deconstructed Hamburgers {Hamburger Salad}

    by  • April 11, 2013 • Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, grass-fed beef, Main Dish, Recipes • 14 Comments

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    Deconstructed Hamburgers


    When I told my kids we were having “hamburger salad” they all said, “yuck!”. Then they tried a bite and ate everything on their plates! This is the first time I’ve made this meal and it is definitely a keeper! It is grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.

    I use grass-fed beef from my local organic farmer. Some of the condiments I made myself and the pickles I made last summer and canned. Tomatoes are not in season yet so I left them out. I was also out of avocado! You can use whatever you have on-hand but I strongly encouraged using organically grown, local ingredients whenever possible.


    Deconstructed Hamburgers {Hamburger Salad}

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 20 minutes

    Yield: 6-8 servings


    • Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
    • 1-2 pounds grass-fed beef
    • Salad greens
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
    • 1-2 cups of favorite cheese, grated
    • Pickles (I use homemade)
    • Ketchup (condiments are best homemade)
    • Mustard
    • Mayonaise
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Ghee or another healthy fat to saute with.
    • Optional toppings: tomatoes, avocado, olives, homemade pepper relish, etc


    1. Grate cheese and set aside.
    2. Add a small amount of ghee to frying pan and cook ground beef. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
    4. Saute mushroom in same pan in the fat left over by the beef.
    5. Remove to another bowl and set aside.
    6. Add more ghee to pan and saute onions.
    7. Assemble desired toppings and condiments in serving bowls.
    8. Layer lettuce on dinner plates and ground beef next.
    9. Add desired toppings on top of the beef.
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    What is your favorite deconstructed food to eat?



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    Sarah is a crunchy, Eco-chic wife, homeschooling mama to four lively children, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She's a Certified Health Coach, Natural Living Consultant and Essential Oil Connoisseur. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).


    14 Responses to Deconstructed Hamburgers {Hamburger Salad}

    1. April 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      I make actual patties but we put them on a bed of shredded lettuce and top with our favorite condiments. I’m sure it’s also good with the loose meat. I don’t miss hamburger buns at all. I never did like getting a big mothful of bread.

    2. April 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Great idea, I have never thought of making hamburger salad before! Thanks for sharing with Simple Meals Friday! I hope you join us again this week!


      • April 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

        Thanks, Katie! It’s definitely something you’ll want to add to your rotation!

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    8. November 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Nice post. Hamburger salad seems to be healthier than some other hamburgers. Thanks for the post.

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