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Healthy Burger Bowls with Special Sauce

These healthy burger bowls are loaded with sautéed onions and ground beef, avocado, bacon, everything bagel seasoned and roasted sweet potatoes, corn, pickles, cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a creamy, addictive special sauce.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Everything Bagel Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 large sweet potato cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or neutral oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

Ground Beef and Onions

  • 4-6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Half of a medium white or sweet onion sliced
  • 1 pound 85% or 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped

Special Sauce

  • ¼ cup olive oil based mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Dash salt

The Fixings

  • 1 small head of bib lettuce chopped
  • 1 medium avocado sliced
  • ½-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced pickles
  • 1 8 oz corn drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Roast the sweet potatoes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix together the sweet potato cubes, olive oil, and seasoning and mix until well-combined. Spread out evenly on a large greased baking sheet and roast for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until golden brown and tender.

  2. Cook the bacon, onions, and ground beef. Heat a large cast iron skillet or pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat is rendered and the bacon crispy. Set aside on paper towels to soak up the extra grease. Wipe the pan clean, leaving about a 1/2 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Add the olive oil and sliced onions to the pan and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook the onions for about 3-5 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized and charred. Move the onions to the side of the pan, increase the temperature to medium high, and add the ground beef. Let the ground beef cook 2-3 minutes per side undisturbed so it achieves a golden brown exterior. Lower the heat back to medium. Then use your spatula to crumble the beef and cook until it’s done all the way through. Drain excess fat, leaving about a tablespoon. Combine the crumbled ground beef and onions. Add fresh minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add Worcestershire sauce and other 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix to combine.

  3. Make the special sauce. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil based mayo, Greek Yogurt, ketchup, dijon mustard, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch salt and stir until well-incorporated.
  4. Assemble. Add the lettuce to the bottom of the bowls, add in the crispy bacon and sautéed beef and onions, then top with all the fixings. Drizzle with the special sauce and enjoy!