Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet

Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet

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’. 🙂


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Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet
Serves 4
This was a fun and EASY spin on a bacon cheese burger - no patty-making for me tonight! Family approved!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 4 slices turkey bacon, coarsely chopped
  3. 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  4. 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/2-3/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  7. 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  8. 3/4-1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  9. Sea salt & pepper, to taste
  1. In a 12" skillet, cook turkey bacon until done to your liking. Remove and dice the bacon into small pieces.
  2. Brown beef, breaking it up as it browns.
  3. When beef is brown, add all of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and let simmer on low for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over meat, recover until melted.
  6. Serve over fresh lettuce or in a whole grain pita pocket
21 Day Fix Counts
  1. 1 1/4 Red, 1/2 Green (plus any green you serve it with!), 1 Blue
Fit Mom Angela


  1. BethAnn

    Looks good. What’s the serving size?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Thanks BethAnn! The serving size is 1/4 of the skillet! 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. Suzanne Wolters

    Very tasty. I used fire-roasted tomatoes and did not drain – didn’t want to lose the flavor. Also used a Mexican blend finely shredded cheese.

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Sounds delicious! 🙂

  3. Stacy

    Trying this tonight!!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Great! What did you think!? 🙂

      1. Stacy

        Having this for the second time! The hubby and I like it. The kids weren’t impressed, but ate it… 🙁

  4. Jennifer

    What is the calorie count on this dish? Made it tonight and both my teenage son and I loved it!!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      I am so happy you enjoyed it! I don’t currently have a nutrition breakdown for my recipes. Since I follow the container system, I just count the containers. 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!

  5. Dessie

    This. Was. De. Li. Cious!!! Best healthy “hamburger” I’ve had. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and I think my family is still too attached to the traditional bacon cheeseburger to really appreciate this. But It was so good. Honestly can’t believe I can eat it on the 21 Day Fix diet. Thank you thank you thank you!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      I love hearing this! 🙂 Thank you for telling me! So happy you enjoyed it!

  6. jordan

    What is the serving size for 21 day fix?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Jordan! It would be 1/4 of the skillet. Enjoy! 🙂

  7. Lauren Collins

    This was SO GOOD. My 14 year old wanted thirds!!!! I had mine in lettuce wraps and my boys had them in whole wheat buns. My teenager asked me to make it again tomorrow.

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      That’s awesome Lauren – MOM FOR THE WIN!

  8. megan mousa

    Is that the container count with the pita?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      No – you would add 1 yellow if you do the optional pita pocket. 🙂

  9. Ali

    What brand Worcestershire sauce do you use? Is there a clean one? We tried it tonight and it was delish!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      I use the Lea and Perrins – it may not be 100% clean, but it had the least amount of ingredients…I need to find a ‘clean’ one! 🙂 Anyone have a suggestion?

  10. Jodie

    Made this tonight! Everyone in my house loved it! DELICIOUS!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      So happy to hear everyone enjoyed it! 🙂

  11. Shellbeee

    HI! I cannot wait to try this! I am not on the 21 day fix diet but in general is this considered pretty healthy? Also, do you think this would still taste good with ground turkey?? Thanks so much!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Enjoy! Yes – I think it would be fantastic with turkey! 🙂

  12. Leigh

    This is so delicious. I am not on the 21 day fix diet, but I am trying to eat healthy while still having delicious food. I love how fast and easy this recipe is, while being super yummy. I’ve made it twice, and have to say I like it best as a lettuce wrap. So tasty! Thank you so much for sharing this!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      You’re welcome! 🙂 Healthy AND delicious is always a winning combination!

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