Loaded Burger Bowls

Loaded Burger Bowls
Summertime, as we all know, is burger time. There’s nothing quite like a nice, juicy burger, hot off the grill, with all your favorite fixings – bacon, cheese, and some nice fried mushrooms.
Of course, a traditional burger also comes with one other thing: the bun. And for anyone who’s trying to steer clear of carbs, that kind of ruins the whole meal.
Adapted from : familyfreshmeals.com
  • Bread and butter pickles, for serving
  • Chopped chives, for serving
  • Ranch dressing, for serving
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • Number one : Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, toss the bacon with the cheddar cheese.
  • Number two : Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Season beef with salt and pepper. Add a small handful of beef to each muffin tin, then press up the sides to create a cup. Divide the bacon-and-cheese mixture evenly among the cups.
  • Number three : Roast until beef is cooked through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Number four : Using an offset spatula, release hamburger bowls from muffin tins. Drizzle with ranch dressing, sprinkle with chives, and serve with pickles.