This Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet was AH-MAZING! You heard me! No burger patty molding for me tonight – just throw everything into the skillet and simmer for a bit. Serve open-faced over a bed of lettuce or in a pita pocket. I had already used my yellows for the day, and having this over lettuce was delicious, crisp and fresh! I loved it! Basili loved his in the pita pocket – the boys both ate theirs sans bun. Noah pretty much destroyed his plate and Zach is in the picky preschooler stage but still managed to eat all of it (except for the tomatoes – HA!!!)
I used turkey bacon and next time I make this, I will cook them BEFORE browning the meat so the slices get more crispy! We love a good burger at our house and I thought bacon sounded pretty darn good – a change up from the usual menu, for sure! So, voila! Dinner is served. I am loving these one skillet meals – easy on the clean up and REALLY simple to make! I served these with some baked Parmesan Zucchini sticks – delicious! This would also pair nicely with some sweet potato ‘fries’. 🙂
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 4 slices turkey bacon, coarsely chopped
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2-3/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 3/4-1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Sea salt & pepper, to taste
- In a 12" skillet, cook turkey bacon until done to your liking. Remove and dice the bacon into small pieces.
- Brown beef, breaking it up as it browns.
- When beef is brown, add all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Cover and let simmer on low for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Sprinkle cheese over meat, recover until melted.
- Serve over fresh lettuce or in a whole grain pita pocket
- 1 1/4 Red, 1/2 Green (plus any green you serve it with!), 1 Blue