Loaded Burger Bowl

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  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar

  • 2 lb. lean ground beef

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Ranch dressing, for serving

  • Chopped chives, for serving

  • Bread and butter pickles, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, toss the bacon with the cheddar cheese.
  • 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.
  • Roast until beef is cooked through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Using an offset spatula, release hamburger bowls from muffin tins. Drizzle with ranch dressing, sprinkle with chives, and serve with pickles.