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Cheeseburger Mason Jar Salad

A hearty salad in a jar that's easy to grab for an on the go meal that delivers all the fabulous cheeseburger flavor you love in each lighter bite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2


  • 1/2 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large dill pickles thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5-6 green leaf lettuce leaves roughly chopped
  • Thousand Island dressing to taste


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. Strain the grease from the meat and return it to the skillet and heat. Stir the ketchup and mustard into the beef. Lower the heat and cook, continuing to stir, until the mixture's warmed through. Remove the skillet from heat and allow it to cool.
  • Starting with the dressing, layer the ingredients equally into two mason jars. Follow the desired amount of dressing with the tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, cooled beef mixture and finally with the lettuce.
  • Seal the mason jars and store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.


recipe adapted from Finding Zest