Deconstructed Hamburgers {Hamburger Salad}

by Apr 11, 2013Main Dish0 comments

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.


What is your favorite deconstructed food to eat?



This post is shared at Sunday School Blog CarnivalThank Goodness it’s MondayFat Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Party Wave Wednesday, Well Fed WednesdayThank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives ThursdayTasty Traditions, Granny’s Vital Vittles, Simple Meals Friday.


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