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Burger Bowl with Special Sauce

The recipe for the Special Sauce makes enough for 4 servings. Using 1 pound of ground beef is recommended to serve 4. The exact amount of lettuce and toppings will vary depending on your preferences (and appetite!)

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 15 mins.
  • Cook Time: 15 mins.
  • Total Time: 30 mins.
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Whole30, Paleo, Dairy-Free


For the Burger Bowl:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (may substitute ground turkey or bison)
  • 8 ounces leafy greens of choice (about 8 cups)
  • Burger toppings of choice: Pickles, onions, tomatoes, cheese, crisp-cooked bacon, etc.
  • Optional: Oven-roasted sweet potato wedges or frozen French fries

For the Special Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise 
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. diced pickles (may substitute pickle relish)
  • 2 tsp. dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. white or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Brown ground beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, until no longer pink. Drain, if desired.
  2. While the ground beef is cooking, divide the lettuce among 4 bowls.
  3. Make the Special Sauce by adding all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and stirring to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  4. Top each bowl of lettuce with desired toppings then drizzle with Special Sauce and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/4th burger + sauce (other toppings not included)
  • Calories: 400
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 25g