Healthy Burger in a Bowl

This gluten free Healthy Burger in a Bowl are a lighter way to get your burger fix! They’re a crowd pleasing meal that even picky eaters will love!

There is a time and place for hamburger buns, like in Hawaiian pizza burgers.  

There is even a time to make Cajun burgers with sweet potato buns. Sometimes you even get crazy with grilled pineapple paleo burgers and totally leave the bun off.

OR, you can throw all your  favorite burger fixings in a bowl and call it DINNER!

And you thought there was only one way to eat a burger didn’t you. You learned something new today!

I am all about a bun sometimes but you guys…..this bowl has croutons made of BUNS and they are seriously crispy and perfect and I cannot wait for you to try your next grill out in bowl form!

Hamburger Bun Croutons! 

In some cases, a burger just calls for a big, fluffy, soft bun! Other times, though, I like to get out of my hamburger comfort zone and switch things up just for fun, like in this cheeseburger bowl! That’s why I came up with a crunchy, delicious alternative to a bun for this delicious dinner- croutons! Yeah, you heard right! If I’m not overly hungry, I like to eliminate most of the carbs that come with a traditional burger in a bun so I came up with the next best thing and you’re going to LOVE them! You can even leave off the croutons to make it even lower in carbs!


f you can’t tell, I’m all about a meal in a bowl. I mean, I’ve made you Low Carb Fish Taco Bowls and Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls and SO many more- they just keep coming because I LOVE them so much and they’re a fun way to throw together a meal in a unique way. This delicious burger bowl recipe is going to have you crazy about bowls and is going to be a family favorite, too! Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make it:

  • Ground Beef
  • Olive Oil
  • Large Onion
  • Gluten Free Whole Grain Hamburger Bun
  • Pepper
  • Romaine Lettuce 
  • Roma Tomato
  • Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • Pickles
  • Yellow Mustard


If you’re on board the hamburger bowl train now but want to jazz up your bowl even more, the sky’s the limit! Feel free to get creative and add whatever toppings you desire to your burger! 

  • Other toppings: Experiment with other types of lettuce such as spring mix, or switch it up with cherry tomatoes and raw diced red onion.
  • Sauce: Add whatever sauces you love, like drizzling some mayo over top of your bowl or mix up some Sugar Free Low Carb BBQ Sauce to add!

Healthy Burger in a Bowl

This gluten free Healthy Burger in a Bowl are a lighter way to get your burger fix! They're a crowd pleasing meal that even picky eaters will love!
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 423kcal


  • 1 Lb Ground beef (I use 93% lean)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
  • 1 Large Onion, sliced
  • 1 Gluten Free Whole Grain Hamburger Bun
  • Pepper
  • 4 Cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 Cups Roma tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Pickles (optional)
  • Yellow mustard

For the dressing:


  • Heat your grill to high heat.  Loosely form the beef into 4 large patties, about 3/4 inch thick and use your thumb to make an indent in the center of each one.
  • Rub each burger with 1 tsp of oil (on both sides.) Rub the remaining oil all over the sliced onion. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place the burgers and onions on the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook and additional 4 minutes (for medium rare) or until desired done-ness is reached. Remove from grill and cover to keep warm.
  • Place the bun, cut-side down onto the grill and cook until lightly charred, about 2-3 minutes. Once charred, cut into cubes to make the croutons.
  • Divide the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and pickles between 4 bowls, followed by the burgers, onions and croutons.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together all the dressing ingredients until well mixed. Divide between the bowls.
  • Drizzle each bowl with some yellow mustard and DEVOUR!


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.2g | Protein: 33.3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 869.8mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 14.9g | Vitamin A: 3155IU | Vitamin C: 57.1mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 4.9mg

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