Loaded burger bowls with pickles, bacon, a quick guacamole, and a “special sauce”! This meal takes about 30 min to prep, start to finish. If you are looking for an easy dinner to prep ahead, the meat re-heats great – just have all of the cold ingredients read to go.
Burger Bowls Meat
1 pound ground beef
4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon avocado or refined coconut oil
2 small heads romaine sliced and root discarded
1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
1/2 cup pickles plus more to taste
1 cup red onion thinly sliced
8-10 slices bacon cooked til crisp and roughly crumbled
2 avocados peeled and pitted
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice (or lime juice)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Mix together beef, garlic powder, and salt. Heat avocado or coconut oil in a large skillet, over medium heat, then add beef and brown, crumbling with a spatula or spoon.
Meanwhile, prepare remaining elements for the burger bowls.
Make quick guacamole: In a medium bowl, mash together avocado, lemon or lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Make the special sauce: whisk together all special sauce ingredients. Set aside.
When beef is browned and crumbled, remove from skillet and return skillet to medium heat. Add red onions in a single layer and cook until lightly charred on the bottom, then flip. Cook until lightly charred on the second side then remove and repeat until all onions are lightly cooked.
Assemble: start with a layer of romaine in your serving bowls, then spoon 1/4 of the ground beef mixture into the center. Arrange remaining items around the beef: tomatoes, pickles, red onion, bacon, and quick guacamole. Drizzle with plenty of special sauce and serve.