Burger in a Bowl



  • For the potato wedges:
  • 1 ½ lbs russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • For the burger:
  • 1 lb 85/15 ground beef
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • For the burger sauce:
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sriracha (optional)
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cup diced pickles
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • Yellow mustard

Lose the bun for this take on a classic burger with homemade burger sauce and savory potato wedges on the side.

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    4 servings
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  1. For the potato wedges: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the russet potatoes into wedges. They should be the full length of the potato and about ½ inch thick. Toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and paprika.
  3. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip, then bake for another 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. For the burger: While the potatoes are cooking, get started on the burger. Add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with kosher salt and break apart with a spatula. Cook, continuing to break apart every couple of minutes until completely browned.
  5. Add the water and remaining spices to the ground beef and stir until evenly distributed. Cook until water is completely absorbed.
  6. For the burger sauce: Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust the sriracha to your liking if using.
  7. For assembly: Split the potatoes between four shallow bowls. Top the potatoes with ground beef. Add lettuce, pickles, and onion on top of the ground beef. Drizzle burger sauce and mustard on top of each bowl.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 417
  • Fat Content: 19.1g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol Content: 105mg
  • Sodium Content: 836mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23.7g
  • Fiber Content: 2.9g
  • Sugar Content: 3.3g
  • Protein Content: 36.7g