Caesar Salad Burger

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Burgers are a pretty popular meal in my house. But we don’t make your typical burgers very often. We like to vary the meats and toppings. Chicken, Turkey, and beef are always rotating. And then there is the constant experimentation of flavors and styles. That is how I landed on the Caesar Salad Burger.

Caesar Salad Burger

Typically what I like to do is think of a food that we all love – maybe a style of food or a flavor profile – and figure out how to turn that into a burger. This one is no different. I started with grass-fed ground beef (we like to get it from a local farmer just outside of town) and combined the hallmark flavors of Caesar Salad – Parmesan cheese, black pepper and garlic. I like to mix my own patties because I think the handmade patties is just prettier – more appealing.

Then I mixed up some classic Caesar Salad – romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and Caesar Dressing. Top the burger with that once it’s grilled and put it all on a toasted Brioche Bun. to make the buns I put them all face up on a cookie sheet and brush them with melted butter mixed with parsley and garlic powder. Put that in the oven and toast it until golden brown.

I served it with homemade beer battered onion rings, but you could do sweet potato fries, corn salad, garlic Parmesan rice or any number of other sides. Check out the Side Dishes & Sauces Recipe Collection

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Now let’s get cookin’!

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Caesar Burger

Putting the classic flavors of Caesar Salad on a Bun
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burger, dinner, hamburger, main dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

For the Burger

  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 6 Brioce Hamburger Buns
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley

For the Salad

  • 2 Romaine Hearts chopped
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese Shredded
  • ½ cup Caesar Dressing
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat Grill to 400deg. Preheat oven to 450deg
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients for the burgers (beef, Parmesan, egg, garlic, salt and pepper). Then shape into patties roughly 3½ inches wide by ¾ inch tall.
  • Once the grill is heated up, put burgers on and cook for 8-10 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and let rest at least 5 minutes before building burgers.
  • While the burgers are grilling, place buns, face up, on a cookie sheet. Combine melted butter, garlic powder and parsley and brush on to buns. Put in oven for 8 minutes (or until golden toasted)
  • In a salad bowl, combine the ingredient for the salad and place in fridge until ready to build burgers.
  • To build the burger, simple take bottom bun, top with burger, then some of the Caesar salad and the top bun. Enjoy!

Notes

You can also pan fry the burgers if you don’t have a grill. Use a medium-high heat pan with about a tbsp of oil. Same cook time. 

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

11 thoughts on “Caesar Salad Burger

  1. This burger is absolutely delicious – a real hit with the family! Yum!

  2. Chef Dennis – Kissimmee, Florida – I’m Chef Dennis, join me on my Culinary Journey as I share recipes and stories from my kitchen and adventures around the world. Let me help you create some deliciousness in your kitchen the easy to make recipes I share.
    Chef Dennis says:

    This Caesar Salad Burger is making me super hungry! Looks so delicious!

  3. Debra Klein – Life is crazy hectic...for everyone....but that's no excuse not to feed yourself and your family well. I am a health coach and personal trainer....the fusion between the two is where vitality lives.
    Debra Klein says:

    Love this idea….so fun, and it’s a nice change from a regular burger.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Burgers are such a favorite in our house I am always trying new toppings. Hope you enjoy it!

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