California Burger Bowl + More Healthy Burger Bowl Recipes

Jun 4 2019
What's even better than a lettuce-wrapped burger? One you don't need to pick up with your hands! Summer is just around the corner, which means it's a great time to make this avocado-topped burger bowl…

Hungry Girl's Healthy California Burger Bowl Recipe

Print California Burger Bowl Print

Entire recipe: 356 calories, 16g total fat (7g sat. fat), 589mg sodium, 19.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 35g protein

Click for WW Points® value*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes


3 cups shredded or chopped lettuce

4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 96% lean)

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion, or more for topping

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese, torn into pieces

1 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1 oz. (about 1/4 cup) sliced avocado

Optional toppings: dill pickle chips, ketchup, yellow mustard


Place lettuce in a large bowl.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook, stir, and crumble until beef is fully cooked and onion has softened, about 5 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat, and add both types of cheese. Stir until thoroughly mixed and melted.

Add beef mixture to the large bowl. Top with tomato and avocado.


Amazon Find of the Day: KitchenAid Stainless Steel Kitchen Shears with Soft Grip Handles

When it comes to chopping lettuce, we're all about the kitchen-shear approach. Just put the lettuce in your bowl, and attack it with a big pair of scissors! These KitchenAid shears have been in our arsenal forever. They're sturdy, they’re sharp, and they get the job done. Check out this pretty Aqua version! (Hmmm, maybe it’s time for us to order a fresh pair?)

FYI: As an Amazon Associate, we may receive compensation from some of these links.

Chew on this:

It's June, a.k.a. National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month! If you're ready to get your salad on -- we are! -- load up on recipes like these.

Flip this burger recipe over to your buddies -- click "Send to a Friend" now.


We may receive affiliate compensation from some of these links. Prices and availability are subject to change.

We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.

*The WW Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the Points® trademark.

Questions on the WW Points® values listed? Click here.

Hungry Girl provides general information about food and lifestyle. This information and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Click here for more information.