Mini Cheeseburger Beef Salad

Posted August 4, 2017

This recipe makes kid-sized burgers with a veggies bonus. Lean Beef burgers deliver an excellent source of protein, zinc and vitamin B12 – not to mention flavour!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Chuck*

¼ cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs

2 tbsp (30 mL) steak sauce

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 egg, lightly beaten

½ cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese

Salad: Iceberg lettuce wedges

halved grape tomatoes

shredded Cheddar cheese

sliced dill pickles

Yellow Mustard Dressing (recipe follows)


Lightly combine beef, bread crumbs, steak sauce, onion, egg and shredded cheese.

Gently form into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Grill patties using medium-high heat for 10 to 14 minutes, turning twice, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty reads 160°F (71°C).

Top lettuce wedges with cooked patties. Add some grape tomatoes, cheese and pickles. Drizzle with some Yellow Mustard Dressing.

Yellow Mustard Dressing: Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) Thousand Islands Dressing with 1/4 cup (50 mL) yellow mustard.

*Meat Substitutes: Lean Ground Round Beef, Lean Ground Beef

Nutrition information: Good source of iron (21% DV) and excellent source of zinc (59% DV) and vitamin B12 (70% DV), 10% DV sodium

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Per patty (without toppings)
Calories 273
Protein 25 g
Total Fat 16 g
Total Carbohydrates 8 g