Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls

Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls are balanced and light and are so easy to make! Crunchy lettuce, seasoned ground beef, your favorite burger toppings all tossed in your favorite sauce…they’ll be a lunch you’ll look forward to all week long!

I love the flavor of a nice, big cheeseburger, but sometimes they can get so messy! The juice gets all over my hands and makes my bun soggy. Can y’all relate? πŸ˜‚

So, I went looking for a more convenient option and discovered one that was meal-prep friendly, too! These Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls are balanced, light, hit the spot and are so easy to make! Crunchy lettuce, seasoned ground beef, your favorite burger toppings all tossed in your favorite sauce…they’ll be a lunch you’ll look forward to all week long!

I highly recommend you try my Special Skinny Sauce with this recipe. Throw it in a little container and pour it onto your salad when you’re ready to eat. It brings the flavor and comfort of your favorite burger to life in your mouth! And it tastes just like In-N-Out Burger’s Special Sauce!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE MEAL PREP CHEESEBURGER BOWLS

  • All the delicious flavors of a cheeseburger without the mess.
  • Healthy meal that is packed and ready-to-go. Can’t beat the convenience!
  • Low carb + protein packed to leave you feeling satisfied and not overly stuffed.
  • More cost effective than a pre-made salad and healthier than a burger.
  • Seriously tasty! Beef, cheese, pickles, onions, and special sauce!? I am drooling! 🀀

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Ground beef – I used 93/7 lean ground beef for these. You can also use a different percentage or ground turkey or ground chicken. If you have burgers already made, you can also just crumble them up!
  • Steak seasoning – Or other seasoning of choice. I used Weber’s Chicago Steak Seasoning.
  • Shredded romaine lettuce – I use shredded lettuce instead of romaine. It made these bowls easier to eat!
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Red onions – or pickled red onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Bread and butter pickles – I used Mt. Olive No Sugar Added Bread and Butter Pickles.
  • Skinny Special Sauce – YOU GUYS. This sauce is sooooooooooooo good. You gotta try it.

HOW TO MAKE + ASSEMBLE MEAL PREP CHEESEBURGER BOWLS

  1. Cook beef: In a large skillet, add beef and steak seasoning. Cook on medium heat until browned, breaking into pieces as you go. When done, remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Assemble burger bowl: Add shredded lettuce, cheese, red onions, tomatoes, and pickles to a to-go storage container. I used these Two Compartment Glass Meal Prep containers so I could keep the ground beef and lettuce separate. I love that they are glass, BPA-free, and microwave, freezer, and dishwasher-safe. If you don’t have a two compartment container, you can either add your beef on the bottom of the container or store it separately.

    I store the Skinny Special Sauce in these plastic portion cups with lids that I get off Amazon. They come in handy for meals and snacks on the go! You can also store your cheese or pickles in these if you wanted to keep them separate.

  3. When ready to eat, just do a little mixing + tossing in dressing. Enjoy!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you heat the ground beef up before eating?

You can. I enjoy eating it both cold and warm! If you plan to reheat, it would be best to store the beef separately. In these cases, I typically will add the beed to the container so I can throw that in the microwave and heat up. I’ll add the veggies to a bag and store my cheese and Skinny Special Sauce in small plastic cups. When ready to eat, just microwave beef for about 15 seconds or until warm.

Can I use a different dressing instead of the Skinny Special Sauce?

Of course! That is why I didn’t include the dressing in the nutritional information, so you can choose to add your own if you would like. I will say though, the Skinny Special Sauce is so yummy πŸ˜‰

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Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls

Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls

Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls are balanced and light and are so easy to make! Crunchy lettuce, seasoned ground beef, your favorite burger toppings all tossed in your favorite sauce...they'll be a lunch you'll look forward to all week long!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

To make the Ground Beef:

  • 1 lb. 93/7 ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp steak seasoning

To assemble the Bowl:

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce (170g)
  • 1/3 cup cooked ground beef (75g)
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese (14g)
  • 1/2 cup medley tomatoes, halved - or cherry tomatoes (90g)
  • 1/2 cup red onions, thinly sliced (30g)
  • 1 oz. No-Sugar-Added Bread and Butter pickles (28g)
  • 2 Tbsp Skinny Special Sauce, optional (30g)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, add beef and steak seasoning. Cook on medium heat until browned, breaking into pieces as you go. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Add shredded lettuce, cheese, red onions, tomatoes, and pickles to a to-go storage container, like these. Add beef to the other side of the container or into another small container (you can also add beef to the bottom of the container and lettuce on top).
  3. Store in the fridge until ready to eat, then toss with Skinny Special Sauce, if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

MFP Entry: LFF Meal Prep Cheeseburger Bowls (including Skinny Special Sauce)

Storage Notes: I used Two Compartment Glass Meal Prep containers so I could keep the ground beef and lettuce separate. I also love the quality of these meal prep containers and the fact that they are glass, microwave, freezer, dishwasher-safe, and BPA free.

But if you don't have a two compartment container, you can either add your beef on the bottom (and your lettuce on the top) - or you can just store your beef in another container entirely.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat. If stored well, Cheeseburger Bowls will stay fresh in fridge for 5-6 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCarbohydrates: 17.5gFiber: 5.1gSugar: 6.6gProtein: 28.2g

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